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14th April 2005

The End of Summer
(Kohayagawa-ke no aki)

Director: Yasujiro Ozu

Japan, 1961

Run Time: 103 minutes, Certificate: U,
Genre: Drama, Language: Japanese, English


Made in colour in 1961, ""The End of Summer"" was to be Japanese director Yasujiro Ozu's penultimate film. Co-scripted by his regular screenwriter Kgo Noda, it observes the extended Kohayagawa family, who run a small sake brewery in post-war Japan, but who are contemplating merging their business with a larger company. Youngest daughter Noriko (Yko Tsukasa) is expected to agree to an arranged marriage, whilst widowed daughter-in-law Akiko (Setsuko Hara) is being given assistance in finding an appropriate gentleman to remarry.

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