a hen in the wind
But in the end this IS the last work of Yasujiro Ozu's life. Thoughts about his wife's "misdeed" obsesses him and he finds out from her exactly where the establishment is.
Ozu is, in my opinion, Japan's greatest filmmaker, despite the fruitful fame of Kurosawa. All the Ozu elements are there: the usual actors, the theme of marriage, the influence of Western culture, relations between generations in post-war Japan. A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood [Blu-ray], The Cabin in the Woods 4K Ultra HD [Blu-ray], Two Films by Yasujiro Ozu (The Only Son / There Was a Father) (The Criterion Collection), Eclipse Series 3: Late Ozu (Early Spring / Tokyo Twilight / Equinox Flower / Late Autumn / The End of Summer) (The Criterion Collection), Criterion Collection: Tokyo Story [Blu-ray], The Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]. She is supported by a long-time friend and former workmate Akiko (Chieko Murata). A HEN IN THE WIND (1948) REGION CODE ALL DVD. They finally embrace each other desperately and promise to forget everything and start anew, relying on each other for their ultimate support.
In postwar Tokyo prices are escalating and the mother rents a room in a working-class industrial district, making ends meet through dressmaking. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Audio: Japanese Subtitles: English, Chinese. I am not going to outline the plot other than to say, like all later Uzo films it is a magical description of everyday life with understated drama and all the better for it. The hen-of-the-woods mushroom is reasonably easy to identify. Territories, Canada, and Bermuda. Release Date: 2013/12/06. Please try again. Reviewed in the United States on August 7, 2016. When Akiko finds out about this she chides Tokiko for being stupid, and Tokiko begins to feel shame and folly even though she explains she has no other choice. I don't know why this is my favourite Ozu, maybe because the elements are here blended in perfection, and the mix of comedy and sadness (marrying away the daughter is not an easy thing for Ryu).
With So-Ri Moon, Seung-ho Yoo, Min-sik Choi, Cheol-min Park. Then he makes a secret visit to the place one afternoon, only to find another young, 21-year-old prostitute about to service him there. Tokiko (Kinuyo Tanaka), a twenty-nine-year-old mother of a young boy of four, is waiting for her husband's repatriation from World War II. To me (and obviously to others) the mushrooms resemble a brown or tan hen chicken sitting on a nest. Format: Blu-ray.
Reviewed in the United States on August 4, 2009, Recently made available on DVD. The film was made in 1962 and is Ozu's last. You simply have to see it and wind yourself into the Japanese psyche which is entirely different from the cliche portrayed in Western productions where Japanese feature. We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Overview. 84 min An Autumn Afternoon / A Hen in the Wind [Blu-ray], This will not play on most DVD players sold in the U.S., U.S. Obviously not for the action film set. Unable to add item to List. When he realizes she is hurt, he begins to get a grip over himself. In a Japan recently devastated by World War II a devoted, near-destitute mother turns to prostitution to pay medical bills when her son falls dangerously ill. Yasujiro Ozu's final masterpiece. A Hen in the Wind (Kaze no naka no mendori, also "A Hen in the Wind," 1948), is a Yasujiro Ozu film about a struggling postwar woman that threatens to veer off into Mizoguchi territory.Stylistically, the film is pure Ozu, however - few Ozu films are anything else - and toward the end is a long sequence that takes an unexpected turn much more like something one would expect from Ozu than Mizoguchi. For even more, visit our Guide to Horror ... if you dare. Previous page of related Sponsored Products, Reviewed in the United States on April 12, 2014. A man returns from World War II to find his desperate wife had resorted to one night of prostitution to pay for their son's hospital bills. Subscribe to watch. It's really a beauty to behold. It offers a true war/post-war situation and deals with the people that suffer from it.
The usual Criterion transfer -- flawless, authoritative -- and wrapped around with commentary.
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