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Tokyo Family

Yoji YamadaJapan – 2013 – More information on this movie

Japanese/german/french

CHF 19.00 / EUR 17.00

In this film director Yoji Yamada bows down before his teacher and role model. Yamada was assistant director on Yazujiro Ozu's Tokyo monogatari, a moving family portrait set after the Second World War. In his remake, Yamada has made very few departures from Ozu's masterpiece in order to update the story of ageing couple Shukichi and Tomiko to present day Japan. Once again, the pair decides to leave their quiet lives in the country to pay a visit to their children and grandchildren in Tokyo. Once there, they discover that neither their oldest son, a doctor named Koichi, nor their eldest daughter Shigeko – who runs a beauty parlour – has time for them: both are too busy attending to their everyday concerns. Even the youngest son went his own way. The old couple feel lonely and bewildered in the fast-paced metropolis. Adopting Ozu's quiet observations of the family, Yamada's version loses nothing of its topicality and, even sixty years after the original was filmed, the generation gap is still palpable. In fact, today's young people are struggling to assert themselves in a far more confusing world, and this in a country where the scars of the 2011 tsunami still inform everyday life.

trigon-film dvd-edition 264
Language OV japanese Subtitles deutsch, français
Length 146 min. Screen 1:1.85 - 16/9 PAL, color DD 5.1 Surround FSK 16+ Region code 2
Bonus Filmessay by Walter Ruggle | Trailer

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