Noriko is 27 years old and is still living with her father Somiya, a widower. Noriko just recovered from an illness she developed in the war, and now the important question pops up: when will Noriko start thinking about marriage? Everybody who is important in her life tries to talk her into it: her father, her aunt, a girlfriend. But Noriko doesn't want to get married, she seems extremely happy with her life. She wants to stay with her father to take care of him. After all, she knows best of his manners and peculiarities. But Noriko's aunt doesn't want to give up. She arranges a partner for her and thinks of a plan that will convince Noriko her father can be left alone. Edit Translation
- Bahasa Indonesia
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The film is brilliantly lyrical, especially the ending, which I consider one of the most sad and exciting movie terminals.
It is almost like an homage to Italian neorealism. This is a difficult film for those who are not accustomed to the "oriental" style of movies. Especially from the 1940s. As we watch with an open mind, the theme of the film is as universal as possible but so realistic that it's worth watching.
Letting go of an establish life to a new one can be a very scary experience. The time that this movie was set in it was not uncommon for arranged marriages to happen and often between people of different towns.
This show cases a splendid father-daughter relationship where both parties are so concerned for the other they dont realize they are actually just in a holding pattern with their lives.
The movie was acted really well with only one minor detail that may have only bothered me. The Main actresses smile throughout the entire movie just felt so fake. I understand it was supposed to portray a specific facade or mindset, but the actress didnt sell it. Other wise you believe this was a busy-body aunt with well intentions, The friend thats been there done that, and dad who just wants what is best for his little girl.
Mood music typical of the era and rewatch value low because the outcome is known.