• Japan
  • 1957
  • 141 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • Japanese
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One of Ozu’s most piercing portraits of family strife, Tokyo Twilight follows the parallel paths of two sisters contending with an absent mother, unwanted pregnancy, and marital discord.

Cast

Takako NumataSetsuko Hara
Akiko SugiyamaIneko Arima
Shukichi SugiyamaChishu Ryu
Kisako Soma Isuzu Yamada
Noburo KawaguchiTeiji Takahashi
Kenji Kimura Masami Taura
Shigeko TakeuchiHaruko Sugimura
Seki Sekiguchi So Yamamura

Credits

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