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 Eliza 2022-12-07 06:38:33

      cinematic expression

      In this film, Ozu has his usual style, and he likes the drama within everyday life. The common plots of death, marriage, love, blood recognition, etc. in the story are typical dramatic events. The difference lies in Ozu's handling. He weakens the role of the dramatic plot in the overall structure and focuses more on the process. Antonioni is also accustomed to the character changes during the shooting process. Different from classic dramas, more progress is shown, which can reflect the...

    • By Michelle 2022-11-16 02:20:40

      Floating Weeds, 1959

      In his tribute to Ozu, "Tokyo Painting" (also known as "Searching for Ozu"), Wim Wenders begins with this sentence: "If there is anything sacred in the era we live in , if there are any hidden treasures in the movie, then to me, the works of Yasujiro Ozu undoubtedly belong to this category."
      I agree with this, and even think it is indeed what I think and read in my heart. ; But after careful consideration, such an opening is a bit unclear, so that people start to resist. After all, no...

    • By Duane 2022-10-29 03:10:58

      Ozu is still very muscular

      1. The 1934 silent film only saw the first few characters appear, and it felt good, it was right for the story. In particular, the head of the Huadan, who did not know who played it, was very windy and Jianghu, and the Xiaojian minibus looked like Ruan Lingyu. In 1959, Fumiko Wakao was very upright and did not have the feeling of such a brutish little beast in the 1930s.

      2. If you just look at the story in 1959, you don't understand that Japanese women are still so submissive after...

    • By Mason 2022-10-17 01:13:36

      Comfortable or poor

      The second time I watched a movie in the United States, although it was a free school movie, the movie was played by a local who studied French literature. I always pick some more humanistic movies to show.

      Floating grass, restless feeling. People outside may be more aware of it. I have been studying outside since college, and I remember watching a lot of movies in high school. At that time, I liked watching Japanese movies very much. I have seen some of the so-called master...

    • By Ulices 2022-10-15 23:39:46

      The bright red after this refresh

      The second film by Yasujiro Ozu I watched.

      The color of the picture is gorgeous, with a lot of gorgeous red. With the cheerful and lively music, it shows a variety of pain and joy.

      The expression of the lens is authentic. It is full of Japanese markets and civilian life. The entrance halls, corridors and stairs of Japanese-style houses have a strong sense of home. The taverns and restaurants where people came and went, and the troupe that staged Japanese Noh in "Floating...

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    • By Jakayla 2023-01-27 09:33:25

      The first time I saw Ozu's film, there were scenes of physical conflict and kissing, and that little boy should be the little boy in Good Morning How can you be willing to hit them, head of Ruo Fumiko Haomi??? The head of the troupe can be understood as a family in a sense Qian) But the head of the group, who was awakened by his own son's words, finally reached a reconciliation with himself. Finally, the scene with the geisha played by Kyomachiko on the train to the new place was extremely...

    • By Salvador 2023-01-16 11:36:39

      #新看# Four and a half stars; more modern than the old version, the father image is stronger, Wakao Fumiko's beauty makes the character more sense of presence, Sugimura Haruko can capture any role, and Li Zhizhong plays a good soy sauce; "The sky is blue too sad" In contrast to "Are You Lonely", there is no lack of sadness under the bright and bright; the embellishment of the red (water bottle) and the close-up of the back, the movement in the time-space mirror in the transition is just like the...

    • By Titus 2022-11-27 20:54:21

      The color film is beautiful, and the fixed lens is beautiful. Look at how Ozu handles drama concentration (or dog blood), and also see his conservatism in his bones. The troupe life is a theme that many directors have filmed, and it feels like Ozu has just found a new container for his family drama, bringing the relationship between men and women and father and son in traditional society into a wandering form. His values ​​can be discussed, and his personal style as a filmmaker is really...

    • By Susanna 2022-10-24 02:16:12

      Anomalies of Ozu films. Regardless of conflicts or emotional appeals, foul language, tearing, slapping, and even kissing, for Ozu, they are all too intense. The overall background is typical of sadness but not sadness. If you lose something, you will make up for it. Even if there are many disappointments in life, everyone has a destination. It is not so much helpless and sentimental, it is better to see it as a compromise and equanimity to adapt to...

    • By Gregory 2022-09-27 17:31:42

      The heavy rain that is rare in Ozu's works, the heavy rain of Akira Kurosawa's style, forms a rain curtain outside the door behind the characters. Whereas Ozu's films usually wander on the fringe of classicism-modernism, Drift Grass slid entirely towards classicism, suggesting in its natural state the eruption of conflict, at that moment, or at least at that moment, the film renews itself. The functionality of language was discovered, replacing the confirmation chat in the first half. Most...

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

    • Komajuro Arashi: Misfortunes never come alone.

      Sumiko: Swift is Heaven's vengeance!

    • Sumiko: Where would you be without me? Each time I had to appeal to the impresario on all fours! Remember all that!

      Komajuro Arashi: What!

      Sumiko: You impudent, ungrateful brute!

      Komajuro Arashi: What? Shut up! Who are you? Remember who you were! You were a common whore! You fell for me and came to me a-begging! Who trained you into an actress, remember? You ungrateful wretch, lower than an animal! You big fool, you! I can get along all by myself without any help from you! Don't make me laugh, fool!

      Sumiko: Fool, you say? You took the word out of my mouth!