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1959

Sasameyuki

The Makioka Sisters

細雪

Release Date
January, 14th, 1959
Running Time
105 min
Genre
Feature
Color
Color
Screening Format
-,HDCAM SR
Screen Size
Cinema Scope (1:2.35)

[ Directed by ]

[ Cast ]

[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

DAIEI

[ Distributor (Japan) ]

DAIEI

[ Story ]

Based on the famous novel by Junichiro Tanizaki, this is a story of the four sisters of the ancient and reputable Makioka family of Osaka.
After their father's death, the fortunes of the family decline and their large mansion passes into other hands. The eldest daughter goes to Tokyo with her husband and undergoes various hardships in bringing up many children under straightened circumstances. The second daughter marries a public accountant and establishes a branch family of Makioka. She is very affectionate and looks after her two unmarried younger sisters. The third daughter cannot find a suitable husband, but is modest and clever by nature, and although conservative and passive in everything, is strong at heart and reliable. The youngest is active, selfish and reckless. Through the accidental death of her lover she becomes desperate and gives birth to the stillborn child of a bartender. Fortunately he is an honest man and she makes a fresh start in life with him.

【Quoted from the database of Kadokawa Corporation】
【Quoted from Unijapan Film Quarterly 1959 2.2】

[ Contact (International) ]

KADOKAWA CORPORATION
International Sales, Literature and Movie Group

2-13-3 Fujimi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8177
Rep: MATSUBARA Masaki (President)
Attn: MORI Chiyo
tel: +81 50 1746 1220
E-mail: mori-c@kadokawa.jp
http://www.kadokawa.co.jp

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