"Tokyo Story (1953)" Movie Review Essay & Film Analysis

For quite a long time the name of the Japanese director Yasujiro Ozu was known only within its own country. Some venerable critics felt that the films Ozu - is the property of Japan and are unlikely to be understood outside the island nation. It is even conceivable that they were afraid of negative comments about the pictures that are so revered in Japan. Yet tapes Yasujiro Ozu was destined to cross the seas and oceans and to be accepted there as the heat as the rays of light have warm, taking its start in the rising sun.
standard of directorial art from Yasujiro Ozu all consider the so-called "trilogy of Noriko ' : drama 'late spring' (1949), 'It's time to wheat ripening' (1951) and, indeed, 'Tokyo story' (1953). In all of them describes the decay of a single cell of society, that is, the family decays. No, this is not the movies about divorce and other unpleasant, but it often happens in moments of society, it is the pictures that tell the story of how hard to part with those you love from birth - with her parents. The first two films straight talk about how the main character - there is the Noriko -. Not want to leave his father's house, selflessly loving his father, but that's 'Tokyo Story' is somewhat different from its predecessors
In 'Tokyo Story' tells how an elderly a pair of loving parents went to a little trip to visit their children and some relatives. But children have long since own concerns and they somehow not really welcome guests. Parents try not to interfere with the normal way of life of their offspring, but they still decide to send the elderly to the resort, but because they only want to stay a little bit with the children, to whom was given so much love and warmth as they could. Only Noriko - the widow of their son, who was killed in the war -. Sincerely glad to visit the elderly at home
And in all this you can see ourselves. And it begs the question: so what, that the film in Japan, so what, it was filmed in 1953? 'Tokyo Story' very relevant and a natural film that his directness and simplicity shows the realities of our social order, morals and the coincidence relationship. And this becomes incredibly sad ... This is the magic of Yasujiro Ozu: the smiles characters feeling that same sadness, inner anguish, pain and bitterness, that is all about what to say, as it were, and not accepted, such as it is not comme il faut.
once again, brilliantly played by actors of Yasujiro Ozu. Setsuko Hara, embodied the new image Noriko (in all the films of the trilogy protagonist named the same, but the history of each other are different and talk about the different families), shrill in their emotions, pure and noble, and when in one scene, she was crying, the right heart torn, she was so badly about themselves withdrawn, but nobody holds on her evil, be angry because this beautiful woman is simply not for that ... After the death of Yasujiro Ozu actress Setsuko Hara has ceased to act until the end of days, led reclusive life. That's what the creative duo ... Chishū Ryū also starred in all the tapes of the trilogy, but this time took the image svokra Noriko, and not his father. In this part he acted more as an amateur and sake, but in the life of the actor did not use intoxicating drinks as opposed to a big fan of sake Yasujiro Ozu. Ryu plays perfectly, but it's better to watch and listen to rather than read about this description. And all the others will cause only a bow and respect.
'Noriko Trilogy', and to this day remains unknown to many, is easily explained by 'age' trilogy and the producing country, and the mainstream is now much more in vogue than social dramas. But the great fans of cinema in general would like to advise to familiarize with all three bands, in order to plunge into the magical world of Japanese cinema, which rightly should be famous for not only the name of Akira Kurosawa, Yasujiro Ozu and but.
10 of 10

PS: it is symbolic that this high score is set painting, a review which began 3500 in a row. 3500 review: a lot or a little? Must ask Sergei Valentinovich Kudryavtseva, because of its informal club '3500' unofficially opened. Or not?

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