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An Autumn Afternoon / A Hen In The Wind: Dual Format Edition (2 Discs) (Blu-ray)

Released on 23 May 2011

Format: Blu-ray | Rating: PG

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Yasujiro Ozu's captivating final film, An Autumn Afternoon, displays the master director's skills at their consummate best. Ozu regular Chishu Ryu (Tokyo Story) plays Shuhei Hirayama, a concerned father eager to find a husband for his faithful daughter Michiko (Shima Iwashita) before she sees out her days caring for him. A cast of colourful characters weave seamlessly in and out of the story, highlighting themes of loneliness and fear for the future with deep poignancy and ironic humour.

Ozu's rarely-seen post-war film A Hen in the Wind (1948) is also included here. In a Japan recently devastated by WWII a devoted but near destitute mother waits for her husband's demobilisation. When her son falls seriously ill she turns to prostitution to pay his hospital bills.

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DirectorYasujiro Ozu
CertificatePG
Year1962 ; 1948
LanguagesJapanese
SubtitlesEnglish
Duration3 hours and 10 minutes (approx)