Floating Weeds 1959
Floating Weeds focuses on a traveling kabuki troupe (known as “floating weeds” or “ukigusa” in Japanese) as they bring their show to a seaside port during one blisteringly hot summer. Late middle-aged actor Komajuro (Nakamura Ganjiro) goes to seek out his former lover, sake bar owner Oyoshi (Sugimura Haruki), and his grown, illegitimate son Kiyoshi (Kawaguchi Hiroshi), whom he has refused to take responsibility for. Kiyoshi has known Komajuro only has his uncle over the years. The disapproval of his troupe-mate and current mistress Sumiko (Kyo Machiko) leads to problems when she discovers Komajuro’s secret and schemes to have a fellow actress seduce Kiyoshi in order to corrupt the young man and get back at Komajuro. Komajuro is now left with a hard choice – keep his secret or reveal himself to save his son.

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Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English

Director: Yasujiro Ozu
Cast: Ganjiro Nakamura, Machiko Kyo, Haruko Sugimura
Country: Japan
Genre: Drama