- Director: Yasujirô Ozu
- Writer: Kazuo Hirotsu; Kôgo Noda
- Producer: Takeshi Yamamoto
Ozu was a prolific Japanese filmmaker - purported to be gay, he lived with his mother all his life.
This so-called masterpiece is anything but...........a 27 year old woman is basically forced into marriage - all she wants to do is look after her constant-smiling father.
It's not exactly ground-breaking stuff......it's mannered, polite and wholly artificial....considering when and where it was made - in a defeated occupied Japan, in the aftermath of Enola Gay..........
As a comment on marriage: women are regarded as a commodity.....expected to obey tradition and duty.
The sentiment is sickeningly sweet, the irksome gentility will have you barfing into a bucket in next to no time.