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The End Of Summer - Film (1961 / Japan.)
Manbei (Ganjiro Nakamura, When a Woman Ascends the Stairs) is the happy-go-lucky patriarch of the family, unconcerned with the failing family business, and striking it up with an old mistress who is back in town. His children are concerned about him, but it hardly seems fighting it at this point in his life. The rest of the family is far more concerned about daughters Akiko (Setsuko Hara) and Noriko . Akiko is (you guessed it!) an attractive widow, and Noriko has yet to get married. In the midst of the family struggles, everyone tries to find appropriate suitors for the two sisters.