Setsuko Hara

Setsuko Hara

Highest Rated: 100% Late Autumn (Akibiyori) (1973)

Lowest Rated: 70% Hakuchi (The Idiot) (1963)

Birthday: Jun 17, 1920

Birthplace: Not Available

Comparatively little-known in the U.S., actress Sestuko Hara was a major film presence in her native Japan. The sister-in-law of director Histora Kumagi, she made her inaugural film appearance in the Japanese-German The Samurai's Daughter (1937). In the postwar years, she was most closely associated with the films of director Yasujiro Ozu, and in fact left show business not long after Ozu's death in 1963. Film scholars will remember Sestuko Hara for her recurring role as Noriko in Ozu's Banshun (Late Spring, 1949), Baksushu (Early Summer, 1951), and Tokyo mongatari (Tokyo Story, 1954); she was also seen in Akira Kurosawa's adaptation of Dostoyevsky's The Idiot (1951). She made her final film in 1962 and retired after that; she died in 2015, at age 95.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Hawai Marê oki kaisen Actor 2014
100% Late Autumn (Akibiyori) Akiko Miwa 1973
No Score Yet Chushingura Riku 1963
70% Hakuchi (The Idiot) Taeko Nasu 1963
No Score Yet The Wayside Pebble (Robo no Ishi) Oren Aikawa 1962
100% Kohayagawa-ke no aki (The End of Summer) (Early Autumn) Akiko 1961
100% Tokyo Twilight (Tokyo boshoku) Takako Numata 1957
No Score Yet Shu-u (Sudden Rain) Actor 1956
No Score Yet Yama no oto (Sound of the Mountain) Actor 1954
100% Tokyo Story (Tôkyô monogatari) Noriko 1953
100% Early Summer Noriko 1951
No Score Yet Meshi (Repast) Michiyo Okamoto 1951
100% Late Spring Noriko 1949
No Score Yet The Ball at the Anjo House Actor 1947
100% No Regrets for Our Youth Yukie 1946
No Score Yet Seishun no kiryu (Currents of Youth) Actor 1942
No Score Yet The New Earth Actor 1937
No Score Yet Kôchiyama Sôshun (Priest of Darkness) Actor 1936


Kyoko says: Isn't life disappointing?

Noriko says: Yes, it is.