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Late Spring

Late Spring

Director: Yasujiro Ozu Cast: Setsuko Hara, Masao Mishima, Kuniko Miyake

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Veteran Japanese writer/director Yasujiro Ozu's second postwar production was 1949's Late Spring or Banshun. Chisu Ryu plays another of Ozu's realistic middle-class types, this time a widower with a marriageable daughter. Not wishing to see the girl resign herself to spinsterhood, Ryu pretends that he himself is about to be married. The game plan is to convince the daughter that they'll be no room for her at home, thus forcing her to seek comfort and joy elsewhere. What makes this homey little domestic episode work is the rapport between Chisu Ryu and Setsuko Hara, who plays the daughter. Late Spring is no facile Hollywood farce; we like these people, believe in them, and wish them the best.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/17/2012
UPC: 0715515094412
Original Release: 1949
Source: Criterion
Presentation: [B&W, Full Frame]
Time: 1:48:00

Special Features

Audio Commentary by Richard Peña, Program Director of New York's Film Society of Lincoln Center; Tokyo-ga (1985), Filmmaker Wim Wender's Ninety-Two minute documentary about Director Yasujiro Ozu; ; Plus: A booklet featuring Essays by critic Michael Atkinson and Japanese-film historian Donald Richie, as well as Ozu's thoughts on Screenwriter Kogo Noda

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Late Spring 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Incredible film, visually and emotionally.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago