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An Autumn Afternoon
An Autumn Afternoon
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2,191 Ratings

AN AUTUMN AFTERNOON

秋刀魚の味 | Sanma no aji

Directed by Yasujirô Ozu
Japan, 1962
Drama

Synopsis

Widower Hirayama, a former captain in the Japanese navy, lives with his twenty-four-year-old daughter Michiko, who stayed single to take care of him. Michiko lives a happy life with her father, but Hirayama feels it is time to let her go and tries to arrange a marriage for her.

Synopsis

Widower Hirayama, a former captain in the Japanese navy, lives with his twenty-four-year-old daughter Michiko, who stayed single to take care of him. Michiko lives a happy life with her father, but Hirayama feels it is time to let her go and tries to arrange a marriage for her.

Our take

Yasujirō Ozu’s swan song—yet another outstanding, understated domestic drama—returns once more to the relationship between a father and daughter. With a typically masterful delicacy, and a standout performance from company player Daisuke Katô, Ozu crafts another profoundly powerful classic.