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Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Yasujirô Ozu
Production: Criterion Collection
  5 wins.
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108 min

How about Nori?

I suppose it's time for her

to start thinking about it

She's 27, right?

- It's only lukewarm

- Oh, I'll...

- Make the next one hotter

- I will

- s the ocean near here?

- About a 15-minute walk

That far?

- s it that way?

- No, this way

- s the shrine over this way?

- No, that way

- Which way is Tokyo?

- Tokyo's that way

- So that means east is that way

- No, east is that way

- Oh? Has it always been that way?

- Of course it has!

No wonder ancient warlords

liked this area

It's a real labyrinth!

Are you all right? You're not tired?

I'm fine

So which type do you think I am?

Well, you're not the jealous type

- On the contrary, I am

- I wonder

Whenever I slice pickles, they stick

together. That means I'm jealous

That's just the way you use the knife

and the chopping board

There's no connection

between pickles and jealousy

So you prefer pickles stuck together?

I don't mind if my pickles

are stuck together


Young people today are

so different from our day

Take the bride last night.

She's from a nice family...

...but she ate everything on her plate

and even drank sake!

Eating sashimi with lips

covered in lipstick! I was so shocked

Don't blame her. We haven't been

able to get it for a long time

But at my wedding,

I was too nervous to touch any food

But you'd eat it now, though

Never! Anyway, it's difficult to say

- You'd eat it!

- I wonder

- You would

- You think so?

But not sashimi

- Yes, you would

- Would I?

You would

I don't like weeping brides...

...but behaving like that

just shows the parents up

Can't be helped nowadays

How about Nori?

She wouldn't weep

No, I'm talking about

her getting married

- She's recovered, hasn't she?

- Yes, she has

She should've been married

a long time ago

- What about that fellow?

- Who?

- That assistant of yours

- Oh, Hattori?

Well, how about him?

He's nice, but I don't know

what Noriko thinks

They get along,

but there's nothing between them

But you can't tell

how she feels inside

- Can't I?

- No, you can't

- They're the young generation

- So?

- Why don't you ask?

- Who?

- Nori, of course

- Ask what?

- Ask her how she feels about him

- I see. Perhaps I should try

Yes, or we'll never know

One can never tell

I'm home!

Welcome home. You're early

- Was the train busy?

- No, I got a seat

Your aunt gave us some pickles.

They're in the bag

This says the PEN club meeting

is on the 28th

- At the country club this time

- It's this Saturday

Mr. Hattori was here

- When?

- Around noon

Do you want dinner now?

We went out cycling together

- You and Hattori?

- It was really nice by the beach

- What did Hattori want?

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