Kohayagawa-ke no aki (The End of Summer) (Early Autumn) (1961)
Release Date: Oct 29, 1961 Limited
Average Rating: 4/5
User Ratings: 744
The highly accomplished Japanese director Yasujiro Ozu demonstrates his stylistic touch for deceptive simplicity, rapier wit, and nuances of melancholy in this well-wrought drama about a man in the declining years of his life. Manbei Kohayagawa (Ganjiro Nakamura) has a rich life on three different fronts. He is the head of a brewery that is having problems at the moment, the head of a family in which one widowed daughter needs his help in finding a new mate and the other needs him to help her
Oct 29, 1961 Limited
Jun 12, 2007
New Yorker Films
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It's a lovingly bittersweet tale with bursts of great joy mixed with sadness.
The arc of the film follows the arc of Ozu's career, or really the arc of life itself.
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