I have to stay, it is interesting to see Naruse as a director with a delectable tableau of styles. I mean, sometimes sombre, sometimes jazzy. His style surprises me more than any other director from Japan. I found this film to be poignant in its display, almost a discovery, of various generations, of people and of the different clashes and yet, never surprising me in tis lack of cliches. Also, the Naruse films have a form of comedy and humour that is so unique and really make you smile.