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Ryū, Chishū 1904-1993

Works: 376 works in 1,007 publications in 7 languages and 10,745 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Film adaptations  Environmental films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biographical films  War films  Historical films  Comedy films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer, Interviewee, Other, Creator, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Tōkyō monogatari = Tokyo story by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

90 editions published between 1953 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A profoundly stirring evocation of elemental humanity and universal heartbreak, Tokyo story is the crowning achievement of the unparalleled Yasujiro Ozu. The film, which follows an aging couple's journey to visit their grown children in bustling postwar Tokyo, surveys the rich and complex world of family life with the director's customary delicacy and incisive perspective on social mores. Featuring lovely performances from Ozu regulars Chishu Ryu and Setsuko Hara, Tokyo story plumbs and deepens the director's recurring theme of generational conflict, creating what is without question one of cinema's mightiest masterpieces
Banshun = Late spring by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

60 editions published between 1949 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Noriko ... is a contented young woman who manages the household for her widowed father Shukichi in post-war Tokyo. Noriko has little interest in marriage despite the urging of those around her, but Shukichi comes to realise it is his responsibility to oversee a suitable marriage for his daughter. In concert with his sister Masa, Shukichi begins a campaign to convince Noriko that she cannot remain with him forever, but must start a life of her own."--Container
Sanma no aji by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

57 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After living alone with his daughter for years, a widower must learn how to let her go, letting her be free to move on with her life, by arranging a marriage for her
Bakushū = Early summer by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

49 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in Japanese and English and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mamiya family is seeking a husband for their daughter, Noriko, but she has ideas of her own
Ohayō = Good morning by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

38 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in Japanese and English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two young boys take a vow of silence after their father refuses to buy a television set. An uproar ensues in their apartment complex when neighborhood gossip misinterprets the boys' refusal to speak. In the end, the boys get their wish
Twenty-four eyes by Keisuke Kinoshita( Visual )

25 editions published between 1954 and 2008 in Japanese and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An elegant, emotional chronicle of a teacher's unwavering commitment to her students, her profession, and her sense of morality. It takes a simultaneously sober and sentimental look at the epic themes of aging, war, and death
Ningen no jōken by Masaki Kobayashi( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The chronicle of a man's struggle to remain human amidst the distorted reality of war
Tōkyō boshoku = Tokyo twilight by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

21 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in Japanese and Undetermined and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two sisters struggle with a host of family issues, including the loss of their mother, an unwanted pregnancy, and marital difficulties
Sōshun by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

9 editions published between 1956 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A salaryman in postwar Tokyo has an illicit affair with an officemate in this moving portrait of a fragile marriage
Higanbana = Equinox flower by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

4 editions published between 1958 and 2007 in Japanese and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Ozu's first color film, a stubborn businessman with traditional views is faced with a modern-minded daughter and her nontraditional fiance
Akibiyori = Late autumn by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

7 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in Japanese and German and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Similar in theme to Ozu's earlier film "Late Spring," the child character of that film is now portrayed as the parent in this tale of mother and daughter relationship
Ukigusa by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in Japanese and English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It tells the story of an aging actor who returns with his troupe to a small provincial town, the home of his former mistress and son, who believes the actor is his uncle. His son has believed all these years that he is his uncle rather than his father. The actor's present mistress spins an elaborate web of deceit intended to prevent the family reuniting
Kohayagawake no aki = End of summer by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story examining the lives of three sisters who are dismayed to see their aging father let his business falter while he enjoys a second childhood with his former mistress
Akira Kurosawa's Dreams by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in Japanese and French and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unfolding in a series of mythic vignettes, this late work by Akira Kurosawa brings eight of the beloved director's own nighttime visions, informed by tales from Japanese folklore, to cinematic life
Nihon no ichiban nagai hi( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dramatic story of the end of WWII and the destruction faced by the Japanese people. This is the story of August 15, 1945, Japan's longest day, where in a single 24-hour period, the fate of 100 million people would be decided
Chichi ariki = There was a father( Visual )

6 editions published between 1942 and 2010 in Japanese and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A widowed high school teacher finds that the more he tries to do what is best for his son's future, the more they are separated
Kanzashi : kanzashi( Visual )

8 editions published between 1941 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two bruised souls enact a tender, hesitant romance in a wartime love story. A soldier is forced to prolong his stay at a rural spa when he accidentally cuts his foot on a hairpin. Soon enough he tracks down its lovely owner and finds himself smitten
Tokyo-ga : ein gefilmtes Tagebuch by Wim Wenders( Visual )

33 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the streets of Tokyo, through film clips and in interviews with some of Yasujiro Ozu's legendary collaborators, Wim Wenders explores the world of Ozu and ponders the nature of images in this "film diary."
Chichi arikii by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

17 editions published between 1942 and 2010 in Japanese and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the death of his wife, a school teacher raises his son alone in Kanazawa. One day the father accompanies his students on a field trip and one of the students is fatally injured. Taking responsibility for the accident, the father puts his son in a boarding school and goes to work in a factory in Tokyo. The son grows up to become a teacher and eventually meets his father again. He expresses his desire to quit his job, move to Tokyo and live together with his father. The father is horrified at this idea and admonishes his son to return to his work and not put his own feelings above his responsibilities
Hitori musuko = Only son( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in Japanese and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A good-natured mother gives up everything to ensure her son's education and future
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Tōkyō monogatari = Tokyo story
Alternative Names
Chishū, Ryū 1904-1993

Chishū Ryū acteur japonais

Chishu Ryu actor japonés

Chishû Ryû attore giapponese

Chishū Ryū Japanese actor

Chishu Ryu Japans acteur (1904-1993)

Čišu Rju

Ryū, Chishū

Ryū, Chishū 1904-1993

Ryū Chishū japanischer Schauspieler

Ryu, Tisyu

Ryuu Chishuu 1904-1993

Рю, Тисю

Рю Чішю Японський актор

Տիսյու Ռյու

چیشو ریو بازیگر ژاپنی

류 지슈

リュウ, チシュウ

リュウ, チシュウ 1904-1993

笠 智衆 1904-1993

笠智衆 1904-1993

Sanma no ajiNihon no ichiban nagai hi