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An elderly couple, Shukichi and Tomi Hirayama, leaves their small coastal village in southern Japan to visit their married children in Tokyo. Their eldest son, Koichi, a doctor running a clinic in a working-class part of town, is too busy to show them around town, and their eldest daughter is occupied with her beauty salon. Only their widowed daughter-in-law, Noriko, played memorably by Setsuko Hara, is willing to take time off work to show the couple the sights of Tokyo. The older children arrange for their parents to visit Atami Hot Springs. Edit Translation

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  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Nov 3, 1953
  • Duration: 2 hr. 16 min.
  • Score: N/A (scored by 0 users)
  • Ranked: #2200
  • Popularity: #8493
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Macy
6 people found this review helpful
Jan 5, 2018
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Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
Often considered a masterpiece of cinema, Yasujiro Ozu's "Tokyo Story" is a slow-paced, slice-of-life story. An elderly couple visits two of their grown children in Tokyo. However, their children are busy and have no inclination to make time for their parents. This part of the story really broke my heart, especially considering how close I am to my parents. The only person who actually spends time with the couple is the wife of their dead son, Noriko (played by Setsuko Hara). Hara had my favorite scene at the end and her character was hands-down the best.

Ultimately, the story is about how children grow apart from the parents and how they can thoughtlessly hurt them.

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Rifky Nobu Mitsuki
2 people found this review helpful
Dec 16, 2020
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Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 9.5
Music 9.5
Rewatch Value 8.5

Family is everything, the most important and valuable thing in life.

The first part of the film really did a great job connecting me with the old couple Shukichi and Tomi.

Their journey to Tokyo to see their children, but they're kinda push them away, although the children intentions are good to sent them to Atami in hopes of giving the old folks time to calm their minds, but their reason "busy" makes me feel mad, also the old folks didn't felt calm cause you know.. If you have watched it.

Glad there's Noriko, the center of this film Trilogy, she's became a widow here because her husband died in war. Noriko is the only one in Tokyo who treat the old couple very well like she's the real daughter / children of them, even though their relationshis is only in-laws, and in fact, Noriko's belong to freedom.

The old folks "real children" is like a reflection, they're selfish and unable or unwilling to pay attention to their parent, and there are so many children who still behave like that today.

An outpouring session between Mother and Noriko makes my heart squezeed. Noriko's kindness combined with Mother's warmth, a moment that could be the beginning of tears when watching this film.

Then later at the end there is a moment where the father gives a speech to Noriko, words that any parent will say to a person who has married their child and this moment broke my tears, it's warm.

Overall it's the best from Noriko Trilogy.

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  • Movie: Tokyo Story
  • Country: Japan
  • Release Date: Nov 3, 1953
  • Duration: 2 hr. 16 min.
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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