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

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

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.
certificatePG
directorYasujiro Ozu
duration3 hours and 10 minutes
languagesJapanese
regionB
subtitlesEnglish
year1962 ; 1948