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Camille Deadpan's avatar

Camille Deadpan

Why do I always cry when I watch an Ozu movie. It's like a deep, sad poetry.
9 years 4 months ago
thechosenone06's avatar


I saw your comment on late Spring about the movie being similar to Tokyo Story. As a matter of fact both movies, together with early summer are part of the Trilogy that Ozu made around the character of Noriko played by Setsuko Hara. If you take the movies in chronological order you can see an evolution in the role played by her character: in the first film (Late Spring) she is looking for a husband but then doesn't marry to stay home with his father, in the second (Early Summer) (spoiler alert, I dunno if you have seen it, i recomend you do, its my favourite Ozu of all time) she surprises everyone by marrying a widow, in the last one (Tokyo Story) she is the widow herself.
Ozu often had these recurring themes running through many different films but each film still stands as individual. i suggest however that you watch them in order for the best perspective on the master's oeuvre.
It is not a coincidence that his final film a summer's afternoon comprises almost all his themes and casts his most used actors, its very moving. Such a great director.
That aside I really like the selection of movies you choose to watch. Ozu is my favourite director in the whole world. I am working towards seeing his entire output even though he was quite prolific so i am quite some way away. His early silent comedies are beautiful!
11 years 1 month ago
AdGuzman's avatar


happiness is not something to expect but something you create...

I LOVE when films leave me with a feeling of calmness and happiness inside n_n

Truly amazing film and I agree with Razorblade I also enjoyed it even more than Tokyo Story!
10 years 5 months ago
sjeiben's avatar


There is a lot of confusion here it seems, regarding the relationship between the movies in this trilogy. The films are not narratively linked, however they share a common theme. Thus even though the characters share names across the movies, the settings and the events are totally different. Like in Late Spring, where her dad is a widow, but he has a big family in Early Summer.

@Dieguito: Yes. It's an independent movie. None of the events are linked. But it is thematically the same as the other films in the trilogy.

Noriko do mary in Late Spring. Her dad tricks her into it after promising that he will remarry. But he doesn't. The ending shot is of her father sitting alone in his house.
8 years ago
Louis Mazzini's avatar

Louis Mazzini

Absolutely brilliant! I thought it was even better than Tokyo Story.
10 years 7 months ago
Rohit's avatar


Enough with these lame Fox hunting jokes
11 years 9 months ago
ediblepwncakes's avatar


One of the most beautiful films I've ever watched. Superb cinematography. For fans of Tokyo Story.
10 years 11 months ago
boulderman's avatar


Unfortunately my original post created this moniker! http://www.icheckmovies.com/movie/the+kings+speech/page+2/
11 years 6 months ago
Limbesdautomne's avatar


July blossom
On the arm of her father
Will flower – possibly.

Read more in French on La Saveur des goûts amers.
5 years 2 months ago
mightysparks's avatar


Don't hate, appreciate
11 years 7 months ago
Dieguito's avatar


Very good movie. But watching it after Tokyo Monogatari is not recommended.. The actors are exactly the same and they seem to play the same characters (father, daughter and a sister), but it seems to be a totally independent movie.. Am I wrong? Very confusing Mr. OZU!
11 years 1 month ago
Paper_Okami's avatar


Fantastic, a highly cynical look at marriage as a prison.Just watched it for the second time, the film professor disagreed with my view, but her points were un-passionate and uninformed that it was hard to take her seriously.
10 years 6 months ago
ClassicLady's avatar


Unfortunately, I haven't yet developed a liking for Japanese movies just yet. Perhaps once I do, I'll see the brilliance of this film. However right now, I have to give it a thumbs down.
9 years 11 months ago
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