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Tokyo Family

Tokyo Family

Jan. 18, 2013 Japan 146 Min. PG
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Director

Yoji Yamada
Director

Cast

Isao Hashizume isShukichi Hirayama
Shukichi Hirayama
Kazuko Yoshiyuki isTomiko Hirayama
Tomiko Hirayama
Yu Aoi isNoriko Mamiya
Noriko Mamiya
Masahiko Nishimura isKoichi Hirayama
Koichi Hirayama
Yui Natsukawa isFumiko Hirayama
Fumiko Hirayama
Tomoko Nakajima isShigeko Kanai
Shigeko Kanai
Shozo Hayashiya isKurazo Kanai
Kurazo Kanai
Nenji Kobayashi isSanpei Numata
Sanpei Numata

Synopsis

In this film director Yoji Yamada bows down before his teacher and role model. Yamada was assistant director on Yazujirō Ozu’s Tōkyō monogatari, a moving family portrait set after the Second World War. In his remake, Yamada has made very few departures from Ozu’s masterpiece in order to update the story of ageing couple Shukichi and Tomiko to present day Japan. Once again, the pair decides to leave their quiet lives in the country to pay a visit to their children and grandchildren in Tokyo. Once there, they discover that neither their oldest son, a doctor named Koichi, nor their eldest daughter Shigeko – who runs a beauty parlour – has time for them: both are too busy attending to their everyday concerns. Even the youngest son went his own way. The old couple feel lonely and bewildered in the fast-paced metropolis.

Tokyo Family
Original title 東京家族
IMDb Rating 7.4 1836 votes
TMDb Rating 7.4 votes

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