The Munekata Sisters

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The Munekata Sisters
Directed by Yasujirō Ozu
Produced by Hiroshi Higo
Eisei Koe
Hideo Koi
Written by Yasujirō Ozu (screenplay)
Kōgo Noda (screenplay)
Jirō Osaragi (story)
Starring Chōko Iida
Hideko Takamine
Music by Ichirō Saitō
Cinematography Jōji Ohara
Distributed by Shintoho
Release date
  • 1950 (1950)
Running time
112 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

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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