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Banshun is a movie starring Chishû Ryû, Setsuko Hara, and Yumeji Tsukioka. Noriko is twenty-seven years old and still living with her widowed father. Everybody tries to talk her into marrying, but Noriko wants to stay at home caring...

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晩春(1949), Tarda primavera, Primavera Tardia, Printemps tardif, Myöhäinen kevät, La fin du printemps, Kathysterimeni anoixi, 晩春, Late Spring, Kasno proljece, Später Frühling, Sent om våren, Primavera tardía, Późna wiosna, Késő tavasz, Geç Gelen Bahar, Pai e Filha
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1 hours 48 minutes
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Yasujirô Ozu
Kazuo Hirotsu, Kôgo Noda, Yasujirô Ozu
Haruko Sugimura, Setsuko Hara, Chishû Ryû, Yumeji Tsukioka
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English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Noriko is 27 years old and is still living with her father Somiya, a widower. Noriko just recovered from an illness she developed in the war, and now the important question pops up: when will Noriko start thinking about marriage? Everybody who is important in her life tries to talk her into it: her father, her aunt, a girlfriend. But Noriko doesn't want to get married, she seems extremely happy with her life. She wants to stay with her father to take care of him. After all, she knows best of his manners and peculiarities. But Noriko's aunt doesn't want to give up. She arranges a partner for her and thinks of a plan that will convince Noriko her father can be left alone.

Comments about drama «Banshun» (22)

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Sean Carpenter

This is a really great movie with great acting. The story is realistic and very well told. The story centers around a small group of friends who decide to have a picnic in the woods at night for no reason other than to have a good time. They are there to hang out and have a good time and nothing more. They seem like the kind of people who would never cause trouble but secretly have plans for taking the next people they meet in. The characters are interesting and complex. The performance of the cast is outstanding. All in all I would recommend this movie to anyone who wants to be entertained with a great story.

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One of the most gripping movie I have seen in a long time. A movie that exposes a truth about what the world really is. I recommend you to watch it as it's a powerful movie to watch.

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I've never been a big fan of Youssef and I'm not gonna lie - I'm not a very nice person. But I'm a big fan of the director's work and really enjoy his movies. I thought this film would be a total disappointment since his previous films are very good. But this movie was awesome. The director was very realistic, capturing the emotions of people through every single scene. They are realistic shots. And they don't try to squeeze everything into the film, they focus on it. I can't say how much I enjoyed this film, but it really deserves the praise it received. But, I'm also a big fan of the actress I saw in the movie - "Chayant". She was just amazing and I'm a big fan of her. This is definitely a must-see film. The plot is very interesting, as it portrays the feelings of a frustrated man, who is trying to find what he lost as a father and a husband. He can't find a solution and he doesn't know what to do. This film was very well written, making you feel both sad and happy. If you liked this film, you must check out the director's previous work: "Moulin Rouge". I recommend it to anyone. 9/10

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Kathleen Campbell

The movie reminds me of a world without religion or difference between different races. Also the story told in this movie is the same as what goes on in our country today. I have to admit that the movie is very good. The way the movie presents the differences between different races is very important. The way the characters relate to each other is also good. The film portrays the connection between different groups, cultures and cultures. The acting in the movie is also good. Not only the main actor of the movie but the extras also played well. In conclusion, the movie is worth watching. It has message and it is great to see.

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Aaron D.

The film uses a great amount of symbolism and such to accentuate the affect the life of the Jews had on all people involved. I highly recommend this film.

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The acting is great, the story is brilliant, the camera work is superb. It is just an excellent film. Though you may think you know what is going on, it keeps you guessing. All the characters have really good performance and it is a good move to cast Johnny Depp in this role. Although the story is very clear, I have seen it several times and I see something new every time. The actors have very good acting skills and the film is very well directed. The visual effects are very good and I have seen this in 2010. You can see they are professional and the way they are created is very good. I have seen this film several times and I find that when I look at it, I am able to see it more clear than when I saw it just a couple of days ago. The actors are great in this film and the story is very good. My vote is 9. i was amazed by the brilliant acting and the good director.

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Amanda G.

The movie "Merry Christmas Mists" has nothing original to say. It simply tells the story of a black man who inherits a family's business. On his journey, he and his family must confront racism and racism alone. There are great performances from all of the cast. The dialogue is well written and well executed. As the movie progresses, the story is presented in a way that everyone can understand. This is a movie to watch, but it is not a movie that should be watched, because it doesn't have a single strong message to preach.

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This film was absolutely magnificent, I have no words. I felt completely immersed in the world that I was in, the characters were so wonderfully casted and developed, it was like I was seeing the real life of a child. It is not possible to describe in words what it means to be a mother. It is not a matter of good versus evil or good over bad, it is about the father and the way that they treat the child and how they feel. I must add that I have never read the books and I didn't really want to, but there is so much story that was left out, and the director didn't want the audience to know too much, so they have taken out all the scenes that were not meaningful to the story. But still the actors and actresses did an outstanding job, I don't think that this film was a success in India, but it has been highly successful in Germany, I have never read the books, but this film has changed my life for the better, in the same way that La Dolce Vita changed my life. This film could have never been made in India, but it has shown how our society has been damaged, which is extremely wrong. It is not possible to tell the story of a child through movies, it is only possible through books. We should love books more, especially books of the fantasy genre. If the children are growing up with the knowledge of "Brave New World", they will grow up with a different outlook on life. We should all want to read more, it is just another way to express love and how a parent can feel for their child, that is what this film does. A lot of people have written that this film is not realistic, but I have read all the books, they are completely realistic. I feel that the way this film was made was actually very nice, everything is exactly what it was, nothing is artificial, you can tell that it is a film, not an animation or computer game. The director has managed to capture the magic that children feel when they are with their parents. The love that they have for their father and for their mother is just perfect. And to know that this is not the first movie that would make you cry, as I have been doing every time I have watched this film. The final scene is a visual masterpiece. I can't think of a better way to end it. This is a film that I will remember for a very long time.

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Beverly Hart

I have just seen this film and can say that it is the best movie I have seen. I have seen many Hollywood films, but this film has now taken the cake. It's a deep philosophical and artistic film. There are many 'new' cinematic elements to watch for. The story is simple yet powerful. It keeps you focused and it is for the most part entertaining. In short, this movie is not for the faint of heart, but it is more than worth it. One word of warning: Watch with a small group of people, as there are scenes of graphic violence, some drug use and 'group sex'. Also, you are warned that this film is quite slow-moving at times. Although the story is non-linear, this does not mean that you will have a difficult time following the film. It is one of the best films I have ever seen and it has become a favorite. I recommend this film to all people.

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Marie Jensen

If you want to know what is the definition of film, I'll tell you. Film is a visual representation of the communication, thoughts, and feelings of a human being. This movie uses this medium, and the artistic definition of film, to depict an everyday mundane existence in a very intimate way. By using a couple of mediums, especially using a graphic novel, director/writer Harry Reems offers us a very beautiful glimpse into this very human and mundane world. Some people have criticized this film for not being intellectually stimulating. They also complain that it lacks realism. While realism, of course, is not my focus in watching this film, I will concede that realism may have been the director's goal in this film. As the director and writer of this film, you have to give the viewer a certain feeling when you create a movie. When realism was the goal, this film delivered, but when you decide to let the audience experience something new, you need to tell them something that will affect them on a profound level. But this film does not require this from its audience. There are no emotions or psychological surprises to be found in this film, and thus there is no need for the viewer to have any prior knowledge of the characters. These characters, like the director, are much more than superficial - they are very complex, and yet very simple. While this film might be categorized as an art-house film, I would say it is much closer to a classic or even a timeless classic. The film, however, is a work of art in it's own right. That does not mean it is going to be easy to watch or understand, but that it is going to be a rewarding experience that is going to have you talking about this film for a long time to come. This film is truly a movie you should see, and not just because it is a film you have heard about, but because it is a great film to watch again and again and again. Its artistic qualities and the way it is shown is truly amazing, and it has become my favorite film of all time.

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Saw this in a packed screening at the Tribeca Film Festival. It was a good film, but it needed more of the action in the film. And I think the film would have benefited more if there was a longer shot of Han Yun-Fat on his bicycle. This film needed more of an action scene. It was amazing. There was also a need for a more dramatic scene in the film. The camera work was amazing, especially the indoor shots. I think there should be more of that as well. The film also needed more cinematography of the outdoor scenes. The black and white photography was cool. The film also had some pacing issues. I didn't mind it, but I think it could have been better. But the film overall was good. It was a beautiful film. It was exciting and the photography was amazing. The film really shows the ethnic tension between the Han and the Chinese. I really liked the film. It was dark, so it was great. It was interesting and it had a great emotional end. I thought the film was really interesting and I really liked it. It is well worth seeing.

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Emma Garrett

One of the biggest "banned" film in India. That's right, you can find a lot of Indian films which have been banned, but this one is definitely a must-see. This movie is a very well made movie, with outstanding performances by the whole cast. The direction is simple and never confusing. The movie has its pleasures and serious moments, that are easy to understand and anticipate. The director does an outstanding job at capturing the essence of the characters. There are many genres in this movie, there are love, sorrow, story-line, comedy, thriller, romance and action. The theme is universal, with some of the most famous and important themes of the human condition, but none of them is emphasized. There are some scenes which are very personal and sensitive, but there are also very simple scenes which could have been completely omitted. The hero of the movie is a modern-day orphan, who is slowly coming to terms with his past. The movie portrays how a man, who had been deprived of love, can develop a love and accept the responsibility of love. This is a very effective script, with powerful dialogues, for the viewers who are open minded to the culture, religion and social customs of Indian society. This movie is a must-see for the whole family. A must-see movie, highly recommended.

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Kathleen S.

OK, so that's it, we have two separate stories of love, one we only see and one that is the central focus. There are no strong emotional beats to carry this movie, no juicy revelations to surprise you. It's a simple story of two people and what it means to be in love, and the way they both react to each other's affections. It's just fine, but I think that you should really see it and then come up with your own opinion on how it all works. I personally think that you shouldn't put your feelings onto this movie, the two stories do play out a lot differently than you think they will, the performances were strong, but that doesn't mean the story is right. It's just your opinion. And that's why I'm giving it a 9. I really thought that I was going to hate this movie because of the premise, but it was a brilliant and heartbreaking story, that has to be seen to be believed. I recommend this movie to anyone that wants a little bit of a down-to-earth story to start their week with, if you are looking for a deeper love story, this isn't the one.

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Wayne Armstrong

I found this movie very interesting and I was intrigued. It doesn't give a lot of details about what happened and what went wrong. The narrator says that it was probably a week later when he found his daughter's body in the river and that this was the first time he had seen her. The death was probably an accident, but he doesn't explain how he got there, or how he felt about the death or who was the killer, or what the situation was after this. If you've ever been to a murder scene you can see a lot of evidence showing that this is not what happens. I would recommend watching this movie to those who are curious, and you don't want to read all about it, so you can just watch it. It was very difficult to follow the movie, and I didn't understand how some of the events that happened in the movie had been planned.

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Howard Bradley

Thoroughly recommended viewing! Spent a couple of days in Hong Kong, so naturally the place of a huge impact on the movie. When I read in the book 'A Tale of Love and Shadows' that the main character, who is about to lose his job due to the tragedy, goes into the night to rescue his elderly mother, I was interested to see what would happen next, because I knew it was going to be a bittersweet, sad story. I finally got around to seeing the movie. To start with, it is good to see that there are some stars that are Chinese and that are so eager to make sure that the movie meets their standards. With an excellent cast, 'The Asian' is presented as an authentic adaptation, with not a single misstep. The plot is developed, the characters are developed and the story is delivered in a pleasing manner. For the fans of the novel, it is not the traditional "romance" tale but a respectful, realistic portrayal of a Chinese family's loss of a loved one. To someone who is not interested in the movie, it is very different than what they are used to. I will not spoil anything by telling you the details of the story but I can say that the ending was emotionally significant, and I couldn't say it any better. I believe that the story will be equally satisfying to those who want to see this version of a good novel. As the movie came out, I saw a letter from one of my friends saying that he had no time to write a review because he was busy. I hope that it comes to be an example of how I felt when I watched the movie. I can't stress how grateful I am that I have a chance to see this movie. I am very happy that it was made in China and that it is going to be seen by a large audience. I can see how "The Asian" could be a success in the USA and perhaps other countries, if it reaches that goal.

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Evelyn C.

What a wonderful film, the plot is interesting and the characters are complex. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to see a serious movie, well written and acted, I liked this film because of its characters, their characters are truly interesting, the story is realistic and interesting, and the relationship between the father and the son is fantastic. It will leave you with a good feeling. But it can also be used as a basis for a good action movie.

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Stephen Phillips

I had the privilege of seeing this film on its opening night. I was thoroughly taken aback by the incredible performance by the lead actor. It was no easy task to produce a role in which the human heart is beaten and the intensity of the acting is on an epic level. The final scene between the two characters was beautifully written and acted, and I couldn't help but tear up. The female lead, Jessica Jaynes (Ritana Sultan), was amazing, as was the first male lead, Ramesh (played by Rocky Patel). Both were so beautiful and so real. If the production and film is allowed to come to a successful conclusion, a sequel will be in the making.

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The action is strong and the drama is strong. The storyline is not complex but just minimal, it is not about action but about a sad story. The characters are interesting and beautiful, the directing is very sharp and the music is just right. It is not bad and you will not forget it.

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An unusual film with a lot of low-key style. I've just seen this film and can't see what the fuss is about. And what's the fuss is it bad? It's not a total waste of time, but if you like quiet film, a couple of hours is well spent. It's a rather entertaining movie.

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Nicholas Collins

Thank you very much to director Kalal Nawab for this work. He is truly a visionary in Bollywood. I love his style of narrating a story through soundtracks. His first story is really stunning. I must mention the fight of Prakash Raj against the martial artists. His acting is brilliant. His direction is superb. The music is also very good. Some of his movies are 'Sathya' and 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan'. I really love his direction. I am not a Hindi-speaking person but I love his style of storytelling. I must mention some songs which are really great. I am really happy to see his work. If you are interested in this story, I would recommend this film. If you are interested in the music, I would recommend 'Khwahish'.

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Teraheras adonal "Elongemas" (The Abused) is a beautiful film and a powerful piece of work.The director has chosen this genre and this small South African community and he has successfully built up the tension in the film,the things that happen to people and how they react to them.The best part is,it's shot in a beautiful manner and using a very strong and stirring soundtrack.This is a film that tells a story,the story of the abuse and cruelty and how it destroys lives and the feeling of helplessness and being trapped in the wrong side of the law.A fantastic film that deserves the success of this year and should be seen by all.The film is directed by the brilliant Gabriela Marini,she is a very accomplished director and it is really unfortunate that she hasn't got a big budget because she could have done so much with this film.Its a great movie.She was very brilliant and it should be seen by all.

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Beverly H.

This movie has great drama and even though the main character is the rock singer, he does it so good. The story starts out with a man named "Pregant" (Will Smith) who is living in some kind of prison. He meets a really bad person called Pregant's wife (Sandra Bullock). She is now being remarried to this really bad person. She is always a big problem with him. The young girl that he had and her friends show up, and they also want him to go to the bathroom. At first he doesn't understand why they are coming, and that is when he realizes that they are coming to help him out. They do tell him that they want to give him some money, but he doesn't know what it is that they want. He says that he needs a job. When he gets a job, he does very well. He gets an opportunity to sing a song for his job. He goes out to do the song, and in doing so, he meets the woman that he is supposed to marry, but she was always something that he didn't like. They both get together, but Pregant's wife is not happy about it. After that, he gets a call from the dead guy's wife that she wants to get married and has a baby with Pregant's wife. They do get married, but not before a few bad things happen to him. This is a great movie, and it is very realistic. This is not a Hollywood movie. It is a good drama that really shows that in the human condition. The casting is fantastic in this movie, the cast also looks great.