In this film director Yoji Yamada bows down before his teacher and role model. Yamada was assistant director on Yazujirō Ozu’s Tōkyō 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.
Nikolas G (mx) wrote: the crew who did this film , made it only for themselves...
Will D (jp) wrote: Terence Davies speaks his mind over a Liverpool backdrop. Both time and city are featured heavily.
Kevin M W (gb) wrote: Writer/director Amin Matalqa's film about a lonely widower begrudgingly befriending the local children blossoms into a look at the yearnings of the heart as well as the price such dreaming might cost. Filmed in Amman, Jordan, here is no brand name canned soup but the rather the homemade dinner call of a promising new voice.
Harri K (ca) wrote: Powerful, polemic, contrary, outrageous. Dull language.
Jackie S (mx) wrote: finally was able to see this one.
Jenny S (mx) wrote: Filmfestivalen 2009.
Byambaa D (ag) wrote: Interesting and thoughtful conversations will keep your attention wholly and music is good too.
Orlok W (de) wrote: 'Assassins who stay too long wind up assassinated, and that ain't in my game plan'... Clint climbs the Paramount logo in a Universal film--entertaining, near-mindless fun with some cool climbing scenes and plenty of wisecracks... Meet you at the top!!