Not Rated | | Drama
An old couple visit their children and grandchildren in the city; but the children have little time for them.
The film is notable for its use of the "tatami-mat" shot, in which the camera height is low and remains largely static throughout.
Oh, the fool I've always made of myself by drinking.
Osamu Hattori: Oh no, sake is good for the health.
At timer mark 1:45:46, when the children are visiting their mother at home and leave the room to talk with the father in an adjoining room, just as they sit on the floor, you see the shadow of the boom-mic just drop into the scene and back out again, just over the sons head on the top right of the screen. This shadow is well into the frame against the edge of what appears to be a bookshelf and should not be considered a masking mistake of the projectionist.
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