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How is this not talked about more

While it doesn't pack the intensity of Late Spring or Tokyo Story, this story hasn't been told this well since. While I'm an amateur in terms of Ozu, this film is so simple, yet such a common tale in literature and film, yet it's not been done better since this was made. The final five minutes is devastating and wouldn't see the light of day in Hollywood today.


You are so right on every point. Film students of today should take note.