Tōkyō monogatari | 東京物語 | Tokyo Story [1953]

10/10 | 30.Mar.12
Tōkyō monogatari | 東京物語 | Tokyo Story

DIRECTOR: Yasujirô Ozu | WRITERS: Kôgo Noda, Yasujirô Ozu | CAST: Chishû Ryû, Chieko Higashiyama, Sô Yamamura | Japan

What could I possibly say about Tokyo Story that hasn’t already been said? There isn’t a false step in the entire movie, and it achieves that rare kind of perfection where something this elaborately constructed and artificial can persuade us that it’s real and not just realistic.


  1. […] five of them since I started keeping track of the movies I watch in December 2011. These five are Tokyo Story (#3), Le mépris (#21), Pierrot le Fou (#42), The Battle of Algiers (#48), and La jetée (#50). […]

  2. […] ten, only one of them since I started this project last December, but it was their top choice: Tokyo Story. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:LikeBe the first to like […]

  3. […] each movie appeared on the directors’ lists. (I’ve seen all but the Tarkovsky, and Tokyo Story I saw this year.) What’s interesting now is to look at those individual lists. From the few […]


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