• Japan
  • 1956
  • 145 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • Japanese
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In his first film after the commercial and critical success of Tokyo Story, Ozu examines life in postwar Japan through the eyes of a young salaryman, dissatisfied with career and marriage, who begins an affair with a flirtatious co-worker.

Cast

Masako SugiyamaChikage Awajima
ShojiRyo Ikebe
Chiyo KanekoKeiko Kishi
Taizo Aoki Teiji Takahashi
Kiichi OnoderaChishu Ryu
Yutaka Kawai So Yamamura
TamakoHaruko Sugimura

Credits

DirectorYasujiro Ozu
ScreenplayKogo Noda and Yasujiro Ozu
CinematographyYuharu Atsuta
Art directionTatsuo Hamada
MusicKojun Saito
EditingYoshiyasu Hamamura

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