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Sanma no Aji (1962)

Drama | 112 minutes
3,71 85 votes

Genre: Drama

Duration: 112 minuten

Alternative titles: An Autumn Afternoon / Samma no Aji

Country: Japan

Directed by: Yasujirô Ozu

Stars: Chishû Ryû, Shima Iwashita and Shinichirô Mikami

IMDb score: 8,0 (10.199)

Releasedate: 18 November 1962

Sanma no Aji plot

"An aging widower arranges a marriage for his only daughter."

Shuhei Hirayama is a widower who lives with his 24 year old daughter. He slowly begins to realize that she must live her own life and not feel obliged to take care of him for the rest of his life, so that she will eventually be too old to marry. He is looking for a suitable suitor.

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avatar van Sir Djuke

Sir Djuke

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Yasujiro Ozu combines tranquil camera angles with a beautiful color palette in 'Sanma No Aji'. The story about the difficult dependent relationship of a single father with his daughter is overwhelmed by alcohol and drunkenness. Ultimately, the drink also leads to wisdom. Logical anyway. Compelling and at the same time extremely soothing. Worth watching (again). Make sure you watch the most recent DVD or Blu Ray version to fully experience the richness of color.

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mjk87 (moderator films)

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Ozu's gossip movie. The film may be almost 60 years old from another culture on the other side of the world, but this makes the film feel surprisingly current and universal. Apparently gossip is a common denominator. This makes the film very light-hearted, extremely enjoyable to watch and sometimes genuinely funny. The plot is mainly intended as a framework for all kinds of separate scenes in which interpersonal relationships are shown such as father-child, husband-wife, boss-employee, etc. And it is the perfect pace that dictates the film and makes it completely fascinating for two hours. Visually nice, but sometimes a bit too kitschy with those bright colors. Then I prefer to see Ozu in black and white. 4.0*.

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avatar van Movsin


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Fourth film I see by Ozu: twice a 4, twice a 4.5.

The man is quality and this time I especially admired him for the way he guides you through the family problems of some of the characters with a slightly humorous touch. A series of scenes that highlight the imperfection of people and situations, presented in a way that is also very visually enjoyable.

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