Early Spring (1956)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Family Drama, Marriage Drama  |   Run Time - 144 min.  |   Countries - Japan   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Like most of director Yasujiro Ozu's work, Early Spring is a deceptively simple family drama: a middle-aged office worker, bored with dreary routines of his job and his marriage, succumbs to a brief fling with the office flirt. His wife inevitably discovers his infidelity, but when he accepts a transfer to the country, she follows him to start their life anew. Ozu's depiction of marital difficulties is hardly depressing. Instead he employs his signature warmth, sensitivity, and humor to create a touching, thoughtful film.

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love, love-triangle, responsibility

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High Artistic Quality, High Historical Importance