The Makioka sisters

細雪 - The Makioka sisters

Sasameyuki

DVD - 2011 | Japanese
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Japan, 1938. War is looming on the horizon, but the Makioka sisters are far more concerned with their domestic troubles. The sisters have taken over their family's kimono manufacturing business in Osaka, and are well off, traveling together to view the changing of the seasons--cherry blossoms in Kyoto, brilliant leaves in the fall. Tsuruko and Sachiko, the older two, have been married for quite some time. Tradition demands that they marry in order of their birth, but marrying off the shy, conservative Yukiko is proving difficult. These challenges have been particularly frustrating for youngest sister Taeko, who is eager to marry and move on with her life. A graceful study of a family at a turning point in history, and a poignant evocation of changing times and fading customs.
Publisher: Irvington, NY :, The Criterion Collection,, [2011]
Edition: Widescreen version.
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9781604654332
Branch Call Number: JPN DVD FEATURE MAK
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (140 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([18] pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.)
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Additional Contributors (Original Script): 田中友之
市川崑
日高真也
佐久間良子
吉永小百合
古手川祐子
伊丹十三
細川俊之
石坂浩二

谷崎潤一郎

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azay
Mar 15, 2017

aka THE MAKIOKA SISTERS.

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QnVz
Jan 13, 2017

I read the book awhile ago but came across the film more recently. I remembered it being a book I liked and kept over the years...book was better than the movie.

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empbee
Mar 06, 2015

Nice movie.

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greenacres
Feb 21, 2015

Beautifully acted. What I enjoy about the international films is the scenery and learning about a different culture. And IT'S NOT a Hollywood production.

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uncommonreader
Dec 11, 2014

A classic, set in Japan before and during WW II in which the richness of the of the Japanese bourgeoisie is contrasted with the pettiness and poverty of their emotional lives. The film is beautiful to watch.

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jean2000
Dec 13, 2012

Good film recommended, several and diverese traditions ranginf from family relationship, kimonos, mariage, work, house life, house architecture, music,

kurasawa1 Aug 18, 2012

Not as good as the book but sumptuous

PrinceBishop Mar 02, 2012

An excellent film. Beautifully shot, intelligently scripted, well acted, and masterfully directed by Kon Ichikawa. One critic has called this film the "Gone With The Wind" of Japan. I wouldn't go that far, but this film is well worth watching. Highly Recommended.

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