Floating Weeds

Floating Weeds

  • Director: Yasujirô Ozu
  • Writer: Yasujirô Ozu,Kôgo Noda,Tadao Ikeda
  • Countries of origin: Japan
  • Language: Japanese
  • Release date: November 24, 1970
  • Runtime: 1 hour 59 minutes
  • Aspect ratio: 1.37 : 1
  • Also known as: Abschied in der Dämmerung
  • "Ukigusa" is a drama film directed by Yasujiro Ozu and co-starring Ganjiro Nakamura , Kyomako  ,わかおあやこ. It was released in Japan on November 17, 1959.
    The film tells the relationship between Komajuro, the head of the Kabuki troupe, Junko, the female artist, and A Fang, the tavern owner, the father-son relationship between Komajuro and his son Qing, and the love story between Qing and the female artist Kayo   .


    • Release date November 24, 1970
    • Filming locations Kii Peninsula, Honshu, Japan
    • Production companies Daiei Studios

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    • By Brody 2022-09-26 23:08:55

      Floating grass - there is no eternity under the sun

      I still learned about Yasujiro Ozu from the recommendation of others. In 2010, the person who introduced him said that this is a director who can make people see despair from calm.
      I don't know if I got such a guide. I can only watch one at a time, so I haven't finished the works of this prolific director yet.
      It may be because of the director's own experience of living with his mother. Most of his films focus on family. In the quiet narrative, the story climaxes in the final...

    • By Blaze 2022-09-15 18:58:06

      Floating like a dream

      This nearly two-hour movie, I bought it for 3 years and never watched it, I actually cried today.

      Undoubtedly, this is mainly due to the entanglement of family affection in the play, but it is different from the passionate emotion when watching it. In the movie, the father and son have not been completed, so there is no magnificent sense of tragedy, but only lonely sadness. The troupe owner, Jujuro, finally lost his wealth and failed to recognize his son. His slightly swollen face,...

    • By Haven 2022-09-06 21:55:36

      floating like grass

            "Life has no roots, and it floats like dust on a moor. It's very personal."

            Imamura once showed Ozu his script describing life at the bottom, and Ozu asked, "Why do you want to write about these maggot-like people? Imamura replied, "I want to write about people like maggots until I die." Otsu is aesthetic, Imamura is about ugliness. There is no distinction between high and low, only the difference is concerned. The combination of the works of the master and...

    • By Zack 2022-08-21 14:04:11

      live like floating grass

      Compared with his earlier works, Yasujiro Ozu's "Floating Grass" can be described as a series of surprises.

      1. The dramatic conflict is more intense and externalized than before;

      2. There are several kissing scenes; (this is really not easy)

      3. The use of color is a master level; The movie is so familiar and easy to grasp.)

      Although there are many "changes", "Floating Grass" still has Ozu's consistent "unchanged", that is, the attention to the joys,...

    • By Kristian 2022-07-04 19:54:12

      Deleuze on Ozu: the inventor of pure audiovisual images

      Ozu: Inventor of Pure Audiovisual Video "Time-Video" p.20-27

      Although Yasujiro Ozu was initially influenced by American directors, he constructed the first work showing a purely audiovisual situation in a Japanese context (however, he did not make a sound film until 1936). His European counterparts did not follow his example, but in their own way shared his path. Despite this,...

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    • By Candelario 2022-09-16 02:58:34

      Rarely violent and erotic, full of dramatic conflict, the dialogue scenes are hot and calm. The blue sky, the rainstorm, the cicadas chirping, the train whistle, the wind by the window tugging at the hair, these are actually summer. The troupe's contempt for the actors is not necessarily out of his own, the troupe is also like a family, and in the end it is still...

    • By Evangeline 2022-09-14 15:34:22

      One of six color films of Yasujiro Ozu's late period. 1. First contact with Ozu, and summarize the characteristics of the form: 3 feet from the ground with a slightly upward tatami view, fixed camera position, limited acting skills, hard cuts for editing, no close-up; 2. The soundtrack and composition are extremely beautiful, and the colors are bright and beautiful; 3. Delicate and real emotional descriptions, tears running; 4. Favorite details: quarrels in the rain, the faint ding dong music...

    • By Donavon 2022-08-21 03:51:17

      Kawaguchi Hirono Tian ひ と み sea carp flag flower.. This version is too gorgeous to see Wenzi, but I still prefer the hiba in the silent...

    • By Kasey 2022-07-04 21:49:34

      Kasa Chi-joo is acting purely as a friendly...

    • By Genesis 2022-07-04 20:13:00

      In the rain, they were scolding across the street, swearing in Kansai dialect, slapping the face and kissing fiercely. I was shocked when I saw these scenes, and it was really against "Ozu". [Floating grass] can also naturally be called an anomaly of Ozu's films. Leaving the Tokyo stage really added a layer of wandering. I like the scene where the train melts into the night, the future is illusory and...

    Movie plot

    In a seaside town in Japan after World War II, after a lapse of more than ten years, the Kabuki troupe, led by the head of the class, Komajuro, came here again to perform. Among the group was Kojuuro's lover, actress Junko. In fact, Komajuro intends to visit his old lover Fang and their son Qing this time. Kojuuro is very excited to see his son has grown up, but he and his son are still called nephews. Junko discovers Kojuuro's secret,...
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    Behind the scenes gags

    "Ukigusa" is a remake of the black-and-white silent film "Ukigusa Story" by Yasujiro Ozu in 1934. The basic complex of the film is similar to "Ukigusa Story"   .
    Yasujiro Ozu had a red pot with a weird shape, which was managed by an assistant director. He pointed somewhere, and the assistant director put the pot on it, and a large piece of vermilion appeared in the camera.  .
    In one shot, Yasujiro Ozu dyed the hand-washing towel red, and...
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    Evaluation action

    "Ukigusa"'s delicate description of family and love is not exaggerated or flashy. Kojuuro's helplessness, Afang's indifference, Junko's enthusiasm, Qing's straightforwardness, and Kayo's innocence - every character image is so vivid. The ending of the film is not a "happy reunion", but it is not perfect and has flaws. This is the real life.
    The film is one of the representative works of director Yasujiro Ozu. The plot is compact and not...
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    Movie quotes

    • Komajuro Arashi: What are your talking about wise guy? My audience likes my performance whether it's hammy or not.

    • Komajuro Arashi: You can't help an empty house, when it's empty.

    • Komajuro Arashi: Misfortunes never come alone.

      Sumiko: Swift is Heaven's vengeance!