Tokyo Story

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  • NR
  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 1953
  • Running time: 137 min
A profoundly stirring evocation of elemental humanity and universal heartbreak, Tokyo Story is the crowning achievement of the unparalleled Yasujiro Ozu. The film, which follows an aging couple’s journey to visit their grown children in bustling postwar... read more
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A profoundly stirring evocation of elemental humanity and universal heartbreak, Tokyo Story is the crowning achievement of the unparalleled Yasujiro Ozu. The film, which follows an aging couple’s journey to visit their grown children in bustling postwar Tokyo, surveys the rich and complex world of family life with the director’s customary delicacy and incisive perspective on social mores. Featuring lovely performances from Ozu regulars Chishu Ryu and Setsuko Hara, Tokyo Story plumbs and deepens the director’s recurring theme of generational conflict, creating what is without question one of cinema’s mightiest masterpieces.

Original Release

11/03/1953

US Release

03/13/1972

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Cast

Kyoko Kagawa Kyôko Hirayama
Chieko Higashiyama Tomi Hirayama
Sô Yamamura Koichi Hirayama
Setsuko Hara Noriko Hirayama
Haruko Sugimura Shige Kaneko
Kuniko Miyake Fumiko Hirayama - his wife / Fumiko Hirayama
Eijirô Tôno Sanpei Numata
Nobuo Nakamura Kurazo Kaneko
Shirô Ôsaka Keizo Hirayama / Keiso Hirayama
Hisao Toake Osamu Hattori
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Yasujiro Ozu

Writers

Kôgo Noda, Yasujiro Ozu

Cast

Kyoko Kagawa Kyôko Hirayama
Chieko Higashiyama Tomi Hirayama
Sô Yamamura Koichi Hirayama
Setsuko Hara Noriko Hirayama
Haruko Sugimura Shige Kaneko
Kuniko Miyake Fumiko Hirayama - his wife / Fumiko Hirayama
Eijirô Tôno Sanpei Numata
Nobuo Nakamura Kurazo Kaneko
Shirô Ôsaka Keizo Hirayama / Keiso Hirayama
Hisao Toake Osamu Hattori
Teruko Nagaoka Yone Hattori
Mutsuko Sakura Oden-ya no onna
Toyo Takahashi Rinka no saikun
Tôru Abe Tetsudou-shokuin
Sachiko Mitani Aparto no onna
Ryôko Mizuki Biyouin no kyaku
Keijirô Morozumi Junsa
Shozo Suzuki Jimuin
Haruko Chichibu Ryokan no jochuu
Binnosuke Nagao Onomichi no ishi

Producers

Editors

Yoshiyasu Hamamura

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