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Kazoku, Movie, 1970 IMDB

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Also known as:

  • Foråret kommer sent (Denmark)
  • Kevät saapuu myöhään (Finland)
  • Where Spring Comes Late (USA)

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DidierF FR

2015-12-03 22:26

OK, enough with the [*] vehicles for this movie. There are plenty of the sort, I won't exhaust the source.

So, Yôji Yamada's

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written with Akira Miyazaki.

A tragedy and a renaissance for a family of miners, leaving Kyushu and settling as farmers in Hokkaido. Most of the movie tells the trip between Nagasaki and Hokkaido. Soft spoken, very well acted by Chieko Baishô,

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Hisashi Igawa (her husband) and Chishû Ryû (the grand father). Many moments of despair, and some happy times too, especially in the very end.

Documentary-like, through the trip, about Japan in 1970.

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(Osaka World Fair.)

Trains, trains, trains:

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(and boats too).

We stop and go in Nagasaki, Hiroshima, Osaka, Tokyo and finally east of Hokkaido. And the trip is worth the admission fee.

Tragi-comédie — plus tragique que comique, mais qui se termine sur une note heureuse — que cette histoire d'une famille catholique et ouvrière, qui quitte son île de Kyushu et l'emploi de mineurs pour s'installer comme fermiers à Hokkaido.

Encore une fois, Chieko Baishô

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est sensationnelle, et les deux autres acteurs principaux sont très bien aussi.

Outre l'histoire de la famille — je pense que "famille" est la traduction du titre japonais — le film vaut aussi pour son aspect quasi-documentaire sur le Japon de 1970, en pleine activité industrielle, en pleine demande consumériste, en pleine transformation.

Je recommande la vision de ces 106 minutes.

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-- Last edit: 2015-12-03 22:27:19

Q-Ball JP

2015-12-05 17:01

When I lived in Japan, it was in an Osaka suburb right near the Expo '70 fairgrounds. The Tower of The Sun is still there, and the grounds are now home to a massive botanical garden.

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