Tky yakyoku
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Tky yakyoku
Following up on his 1995 Ozu-like work Tokyo Kyodai with this restrained look at lost love, Ichikawa centers his film on Hamanaka (Kyozo Nagatsuka), a middle-aged native of Tokyo's old shitamachi district who returns to his job and his wife after years of meandering about the country. Soon he is establishing a rapprochement with his jilted wife (Mitsuko Baisho) and revamps his father's dusty appliance store into a shop that specializes in computer games. In spite of righting the wrongs in his life, Hamanaka is still unhappy. In what has become neighbor lore, Hamanaka was, in his youth,… More