Most widely held works about 松竹株式会社
Most widely held works by 松竹株式会社
おくりびと ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in Japanese and held by 1,096 libraries worldwide
Daigo Kobayashi, a cellist, dreamt of going around the world with his wife Mika. Unfortunately, the orchestra folds, so he sells his instrument, retreats to the small town he came from, lives in his late mother's house, and tries to start a new life. He answers a classified ad entitled 'Departures' thinking it is for a travel agency. Daigo's actual responsibilities entail preparing the local decedents for their "casketing," a process with an elaborate ritual of preparation, cleansing, and presentation, all done with great precision, grace, and utmost respect for both the deceased and watching family members. In dire financial straits, Daigo embarks on this new (and ancient) career path. While his wife and others despise the job, Daigo takes a certain pride in his work and begins to perfect the art, acting as a gentle gatekeeper between life and death, between the departed and their families.
東京物語 Tokyo story ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in Japanese and held by 1,087 libraries worldwide
Tokyo Story follows an aging couple, Tomi and Sukichi, on their journey from their rural village to visit their two married children in bustling, post-war Tokyo. Their reception is disappointing: too busy to entertain them, their children send them off to a health spa. After Tomi falls ill she and Sukichi return home, while the children, grief-stricken, hasten to be with her.
麥秋 Early summer ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1951 and 2004 in Japanese and held by 564 libraries worldwide
The Mamiya family is seeking a husband for their daughter, Noriko, but she has ideas of her own.
お早よう ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in Japanese and held by 501 libraries worldwide
Two young boys take a vow of silence after their parents refuse to buy them a television set for their suburban Tokyo home.
浮草物語 A story of floating weeds ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in Japanese and held by 481 libraries worldwide
In 1959, Yasujiro Ozu remade his 1934 silent film: A Story of Floating Weeds in color and sound with the cinematographer Kazuo Miyagawa (Rashomon, Ugetsu). Setting his later version in a seaside location, Ozu otherwise preserves the details of his elegantly simple plot wherein an aging actor returns to a small town with his troupe and reunities with his former lover and illegitimate son, a scenario that enrages his current mistress and results in heartbreak for all. A Story of Floating Weeds reveals Ozu in the midst of developing his mode of expression; Floating weeds reveals his distinct style at its pinnacle. In each, the director captures the joy and sadness in everyday life.
たそがれ清兵衛 ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in Japanese and held by 430 libraries worldwide
Set during the Bakumatsu period (mid 19th century) a low-ranking samurai is forced to choose service over love.
切腹 ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in Japanese and held by 381 libraries worldwide
Peace in 17th-century Japan causes the Shogunate's breakup of warrior clans, throwing thousands of samurai out of work and into poverty. An honorable end to such fate under the samurai code is ritual suicide, or hara-kiri.
八月の狂詩曲 Rhapsody in August ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in Japanese and held by 365 libraries worldwide
A visit from her grandchildren and the discovery of a half-American relative cause an elderly woman to relive her memories of the atomic bomb that fell on Nagasaki.
秋刀魚の味 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in Japanese and held by 352 libraries worldwide
After living alone with his daughter for years, a widower must learn how to let her go, letting her be free to move on with her life, by arranging a marriage for her.
Memories ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 345 libraries worldwide
Magnetic Rose: Two space travellers follow a distress signal and are drawn into a magnificent world created by one woman's memories. Stink bomb: A young chemist accidentally transforms himself into an unstoppable biological weapon set on a direct course for Tokyo. Cannon fodder: Depicts a day in the life of a city whose entire purpose is the firing of cannons at an unknown enemy.
晚春 Late spring ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 344 libraries worldwide
Banshun: A widowed father feels compelled to marry off his beloved only daughter. Tokyo-ga: Legendary director Wim Wenders's tribute to Yasujiro Ozu.
復讐するは我にあり ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1979 and 2008 in Japanese and held by 318 libraries worldwide
Enokizu looks and talks like the man next door, which is what makes him so dangerous. He charms strangers and seduces women with just the right word, robbing them of their secrets first, their fortunes next, and finally their lives.
Flowers of Shanghai ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2001 in Chinese and held by 316 libraries worldwide
Set in late nineteenth-century Shanghai and takes place in an elegant brothel. With its own highly ritualized codes of behavior, the lives of the "Flower girls" depend on their ability to win, and then keep, the affections of their wealthy callers.
人間の條件 ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 312 libraries worldwide
Tells of the journey of the well-intentioned yet naive Kaji from labor camp supervisor to Imperial Army soldier to Soviet POW. Constantly trying to rise above a corrupt system, Kaji time and again finds his morals an impediment rather than an advantage.
彼岸花 ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in Japanese and held by 293 libraries worldwide
In Ozu's first color film, a stubborn businessman with traditional views is faced with a modern-minded daughter and her nontraditional fiance.
晚春 Late spring ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in Japanese and held by 287 libraries worldwide
The story of a widower and his daughter who through devotion to him is getting past a marriageable age. The father pretends to marry a young wife so his daughter will feel less obligated to stay with him. She marries and he prepares to live the remainder of his life alone.
Café Lumière ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in Japanese and held by 263 libraries worldwide
Yoko, a freelance writer, becomes pregnant and chooses, against tradition and her parents' wishes, to raise the baby alone. In her loneliness and confusion, Yoko befriends the owner of a second-hand bookstore, who silently falls in love with her as she contemplates the choice she has made.
母べえ ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in Japanese and held by 260 libraries worldwide
After her husband is arrested on suspicion of being a Communist, a woman is suddenly in charge of taking care of her household and her two daughters, with the help of her husband's sister, during the early days of World War II.
異聞猿飛佐助 Samurai spy ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in Japanese and held by 252 libraries worldwide
"Spy networks gather information for the clans supporting and opposing the shogunate."--Www.kitparker.com.
乾いた花 ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 221 libraries worldwide
In this cool, seductive jewel of the Japanese New Wave, a yakuza, fresh out of prison, becomes entangled with a beautiful yet enigmatic gambling addict. What at first seems a redemptive relationship ends up leading him further down the criminal path.
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Shochiku Kinema Co.
松竹株式会社.Shōchiku Kabushiki Kaisha
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