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(Dir. Yasujiro Ozu, Japan, 1949)
Just the Way It Is
Noriko Somiya is getting older. Older, yes, but not in the sense that most of us today might consider “getting old.” Noriko (Setsuko Hara) is twenty-seven, and her marital status has become the primary concern of her widower of a father (Chishu Ryu) and meddling aunt (Haruko Sugimura) who worry that her age may increasingly be a hindrance in securing her a husband. 767 more words
Noriko Somiya played by Setsuko Hara.
Yasujiro Ozu (1903-1963) was an academic failure who stumbled into filmmaking in 1923. By the 1940s he was a master of Shomingeki, a genre whose themes dealt with the daily lives of ordinary working people. 404 more words