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566 Ratings

Early Spring

早春 | Sōshun

Directed by Yasujirô Ozu
Japan, 1956


A young salaryman and his wife struggle within the confines of their passionless relationship, while he has an extramarital romance with a flirtatious co-worker.

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Early Spring Directed by Yasujirô Ozu

Critics reviews

Amid the quietly terrifying stresses, Sugiyama’s romance with a secretary nicknamed Goldfish serves as just another form of intoxication. Ozu’s despairing view of postwar Japan looks as harshly at blind modernization as it does at decadent tradition.
August 03, 2015
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