The Munekata Sisters

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The Munekata Sisters
Directed byYasujirō Ozu
Produced byHiroshi Higo
Eisei Koe
Hideo Koi
Written byYasujirō Ozu (screenplay)
Kōgo Noda (screenplay)
Jirō Osaragi (story)
StarringKinuyo Tanaka
Hideko Takamine
Music byIchirō Saitō
CinematographyJōji Ohara
Distributed byShintoho
Release date
  • 1950 (1950)
Running time
112 minutes

The Munekata Sisters (宗方姉妹, Munekata Kyōdai) is a 1950 drama film directed by Yasujirō Ozu and starring Kinuyo Tanaka and Hideko Takamine.[1][2]


Setsuko is unhappily married to Mimura, an engineer with no job and a bad drinking habit. She had always been in love with Hiroshi but both of them failed to propose when Hiroshi left for France a few years ago. Now he is back and Mariko (Setsuko's sister) tries to reunite them. She too is secretly in love with Hiroshi.


  1. ^ Thomson, David (2010). The New Biographical Dictionary of Film: Completely Updated and Expanded. Knopf. pp. 733, 950. ISBN 9780307594617.
  2. ^ Sharp, Jasper (2011). Historical Dictionary of Japanese Cinema. Scarecrow Press. pp. 196, 221, 234. ISBN 9780810875418.

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