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An Autumn Afternoon

Yasujirô Ozu | 1962 | 112 MINS
Japan
Yasujirô Ozu's last film is a superbly composed family drama about a father and daughter both intent on sacrificing their own happiness for each other.

In Detail

In the wake of his wife's death, aging Shuhei Hirayama (Chishu Ryu) struggles to maintain balanced relationships with his three children.

He tends to spoil his eldest, the happily married Kazuo (Shinichiro Mikami), who spends more of his father's money than his own. The middle child, 24-year-old Michiko (Shima Iwashita), is looking for love herself, but feels obligated to run Shuhei's household and care for his youngest child, teenager Koichi (Keiji Sada), who can't connect with his father. Ozu's exquisitely tender final film should not be missed.

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