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Early Spring (Soshun)

Rating:No Rating
Release Date:September 25, 1974
Running time:144 minutes
Cast:Chikage Awashima, Takako Fujino, Ryo Ikebe, Daisuke Katô, Keiko Kishi
Director:Yasujiro Ozu
Writer:Yasujiro Ozu, Kôgo Noda
Distributor:New Yorker Films

Description: 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.~ Jonathan Crow, All Movie Guide

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