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'Late Spring' DVD Yasujiro Ozu (1949), New

Model: V276

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Late Spring' DVD, Yasujiro Ozu (1949), New & Sealed

Robin Woods in his fascinating new book of criticism 'Sexual Politics and Narrative Film' writes eloquently about this film as a defining example of Ozu's films progressive nature. I would agree and add wholeheartedly that even after reading Wood's non-traditional take on Ozu I was still blown away by the film's rich identification with the character of Noriko (played by the legendary Setsuko Hara). The story is simple: Noriko a single Japanese woman is living a seemingly happy life caring for her widowed aging father. Social pressures, however, force family and friends to believe that Noriko can only be fulfilled by entering into marriage, although Noriko seems to have no interest in marriage herself. With this simple narrative Ozu is able to create a relationship between his characters that is so rich and complete we feel we know them. As always this is done with the smallest of carefully studied behavior and the precision of mise-en-scene over fancy editing and dazzling camera movements. A wonderful, heartbreakingly real movie from one of Japan's greatest directors.

Production Note:

Director: Yasujiro Ozu

Starring :

Chishu Ryu .... Shukichi Somiya
Setsuko Hara .... Noriko Somiya
Yumeji Tsukioka .... Aya Kitagawa
Haruko Sugimura .... Masa Taguchi
Hohi Aoki .... Kasuyochi
Jun Usami .... Shuichi Hattori
Kuniko Miyake .... Akiko Miwa
Masao Mishima .... Jo Onodera
Yoshiko Tsubouchi .... Kiku
Yko Katsuragi .... Misako
Toyoko Takahashi .... Shige

Coding: All Region Code / NTSC Format

Video: 4:3 Fullscreen

Audio: Dolby Digital Stereo / AC-3 / 5.1 Surround Sound

Languages: Japanese

Subtitles: English / Chinese / Japanese (Removable)

Color: Black & White

Runtime: 108 Mins.

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