Tōkyō monogatari

Tōkyō monogatari

Tokyo story

DVD - 2003 | Japanese
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Tokyo Story follows an aging couple, Tomi and Sukichi, on their journey from their rural village to visit their two married children in bustling, post-war Tokyo. Their reception is disappointing: too busy to entertain them, their children send them off to a health spa. After Tomi falls ill she and Sukichi return home, while the children, grief-stricken, hasten to be with her.
Publisher: [Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, 2003.
ISBN: 9780780027657
0780027655
Branch Call Number: 791.436552 O98t, 2003
PN1997 .T6213 2003
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (136 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.

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JLIOlib
Dec 31, 2015

The DVD was badly scratched so I guess I have watched 80% of the movie. A simple and slow-paced movie.

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i_am
Mar 29, 2014

'Tokyo Story' is a quiet and deceptively simple tale of an aging couple who travel to Tokyo to visit their grown-up children and find their children too busy with their own lives to pay them much attention. The parents do not complain but beneath the quiet politeness and smiles, there is a sad, inevitable and powerful alienation between generations. The film forces us to evaluate the excuses that we sometimes find ourselves making to justify our lack of attention to those who need it, even those who are dearest to us. This is one of the greatest films ever made!

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Ron@Ottawa
Apr 27, 2012

This 60-year old film is still so relevant in today's time in exploring the relationship between aging parents and grownup children busy with their own lives and livelihood. What is portrayed is across all cultural boundaries.

A must-see for serious (only serious!) film-fans and one of the best films ever made.

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HCEarwicker
Jul 03, 2011

Overall a pretty good movie, but just a bit old for my taste. The Japanese subtitles, and very "stiff" acting made it impossible for me to finish.

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EmersonJohnston
Oct 15, 2010

Quiet and poignant
Beautiful Black and White Photography

Everything that DieHard 2,345 isn't

I can watch movies again !

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