Sunday, October 25, 2009

Ozu's Floating Weeds

Floating Weeds - Ukigusa
(1959) - Color -
119 min
English subtitle

Starring - Ganjiro Nakamura as Master Komajuro Arashi, Hiroshi Kawaguchi as Kiyoshi Homma, Machiko Kyo as Sumiko, Ayako Wakao as Kayo, Hikaru Hoshi as Kimura, Haruko Sugimura as Oyoshi, Haruo Tanaka as Yatazo, Yosuke Irie as Sugiyama, Hitomi Nozoe as Aiko,
Directed by - Yasujiro Ozu

Floating Weeds or Ukigusa is one of acclaimed director Yasujiro Ozu's finest works.

Komajuro Arashi, an aging master of a travelling Kabuke troupe hits the skids in a small Japanese town. Master Komajuro wants to see his son, who has grown up since his last visit a decade ago and his aging mistress, Sumiko. Of course this angers his current flame, the top actress of the show. Like many a spurned women, she seeks vengeance and the results are disastrous.

This is a great film from one of the best directors of all time.

Watch the full film. Enjoy.

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