Tokyo Story 1953
Title: Tokyo Story
Original title: Tôkyô monogatari
Release year: 1953
Country: Japan
Genre: Drama

An old couple visit their children and grandchildren in the city, but receive little attention.

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Tokyo Story, directed by Yasujirō Ozu, is a 1953 Japanese film that is widely regarded as a masterpiece of world cinema. The film explores the theme of family and the changing nature of society in post-war Japan.

The story follows an aging couple, Shukichi and Tomi Hirayama, who travel from their home in a rural town to visit their adult children in Tokyo. However, their children are too busy with their own lives to spend much time with their parents, leaving the couple feeling lonely and isolated in the city.

The film’s slow pace and minimalist style allow the viewer to fully immerse themselves in the emotional journey of the characters. The performances by the cast, particularly Chishu Ryu and Chieko Higashiyama as the aging couple, are understated but incredibly powerful.

One of the most striking aspects of Tokyo Story is its portrayal of the generational divide in Japan. The younger generation is depicted as being more concerned with their own individual lives and ambitions, while the older generation values tradition, family, and community. This theme is still relevant today, making the film a timeless exploration of human relationships.

Overall, Tokyo Story is a beautifully crafted and deeply moving film that deserves its place in the pantheon of great cinematic masterpieces. Its exploration of family, aging, and societal change is done with great subtlety and nuance, making it a film that can be appreciated and enjoyed by audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

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Director: Yasujirô Ozu
Actor: Binnosuke Nagao,Chieko Higashiyama,Chishû Ryû,Eijirô Tôno,Fumio Tooyama,Haruko Chichibu,Haruko Sugimura,Hisao Toake,Junko Anan,Kazuhiro Itokawa,Keijirô Morozumi,Kuniko Miyake,Kyôko Kagawa,Mitsuhiro Môri,Mutsuko Sakura,Nobuo Nakamura,Ryôko Mizuki,Sachiko Mitani,Setsuko Hara,Shirô Ôsaka,Shôzô Suzuki,Sô Yamamura,Takashi Miki,Teruko Nagaoka,Tôru Abe,Toyo Takahashi,Tsutomu Niijima,Yoshiko Tashiro,Yoshiko Togawa,Zen Murase