Criterion Collection: Makioka Sisters

Overview

The Makioka Sisters will probably best be appreciated by those with an intimate knowledge of 20th century Japanese culture. The film, set just before World War II, chronicles the experiences of four upper-class Osaka sisters, two of them married. We see the shifting political and social scene through their eyes, with director Kon Ichikawa who adapted the film from Junichiro Tanikazi's novel conveying the proper sense of confusion and distraction. At times the film is a little too confused and distracted, thus ...
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Overview

The Makioka Sisters will probably best be appreciated by those with an intimate knowledge of 20th century Japanese culture. The film, set just before World War II, chronicles the experiences of four upper-class Osaka sisters, two of them married. We see the shifting political and social scene through their eyes, with director Kon Ichikawa who adapted the film from Junichiro Tanikazi's novel conveying the proper sense of confusion and distraction. At times the film is a little too confused and distracted, thus total audience attention is not only necessary, but mandatory. Makioka Sisters, sometimes listed as Makica Sisters, has also been released under the title Fine Snow.
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Special Features

Original Theatrical Trailer; Plus: A Booklet featuring an Essay by Film Scholar Audie Bock
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/14/2011
  • UPC: 715515081719
  • Original Release: 1983
  • Rating:

  • Source: Criterion
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled
  • Time: 2:20:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 23,032

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Keiko Kishi Tsuruko
Yoshiko Sakuma Sachiko
Sayuri Yoshinaga Yukiko
Yuko Kotegawa Taeko
Juzo Itami Tatsuo
Koji Ishizaka Teinosuke
Motoshi Egi Higashidani
Jun Hamamura Otokichi
Toshiyuki Hosokawa Hashidera
Kobatcho Katsura Okubata
Ittoku Kishibe Itakura
Shoji Kobayashi Mr. Jimba
Kazuyo Kozaka Nomura
Kuniko Miyake Aunt Tominaga
Akemi Negishi Mrs. Shimozuma
Kazunga Tsuji Miyoshi
Fujio Tsuneda Igarashi
Michiyo Yokoyama Itani
Technical Credits
Kon Ichikawa Director, Executive Producer, Screenwriter
Kiyoshi Hasegawa Cinematographer
Shinya Hidaka Screenwriter
Akira Ifukube Score Composer
Shinobu Muraki Production Designer, Set Decoration/Design
Chizuko Nagata Editor
Tetsuya Ohashi Sound/Sound Designer
Shinnosuka Okawa Score Composer
Tomoyuki Tanaka Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Makioka Sisters
1. Kyoto, 1938 [4:35]
2. Head of the Family [5:51]
3. Cherry Blossom Time [3:58]
4. Complicated Customs [7:39]
5. The Doll Studio [2:42]
6. Two Proposals [5:21]
7. Indiscretions [3:10]
8. A Squeaky Obi [6:04]
9. Accusations [5:48]
10. Family Scandal [9:27]
11. Love and Rejection [6:03]
12. The Smell of Ayu [9:49]
13. Jealous Ones [4:59]
14. Transfer to Tokyo [3:13]
15. Itakura or Okuhata [6:01]
16. Tragic Illness [3:45]
17. A Reluctant Suitor [4:59]
18. Turned Down [4:22]
19. Ulterior Motives [2:40]
20. Noble Offer [2:16]
21. Family Meeting [5:07]
22. Viscount Higashidani [3:04]
23. Kimonos for the Bride [2:12]
24. Taeko Leaves Home [6:41]
25. Change of Heart [5:57]
26. A New Life [4:15]
27. Worth the Wait [3:02]
28. Good-byes [3:37]
29. Seasons Change [3:27]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Makioka Sisters
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      Color Bars
   Original Theatrical Trailer
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