Early Spring (Soshun)


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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

Release details

Release date: Sunday January 29 1956
Duration: 145 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Yasujiro Ozu
Screenwriter: Yasujiro Ozu, Kogo Noda
Cast: Ryo Ikebe
Chikage Awashima
Keiko Kishi
Chishu Ryu
Daisuke Kato
So Yamamura