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Japanese theatrical release poster
Directed by Wim Wenders
Written byWim Wenders
Produced by Chris Sievernich  [ de ]
Cinematography Edward Lachman
Edited by
Music by Laurent Petitgand
Release date
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92 minutes
  • United States
  • West Germany
  • French
  • English
  • Japanese
  • German

Tokyo-Ga is a 1985 documentary film directed by Wim Wenders, about Japanese filmmaker Yasujirō Ozu. An international co-production of the United States and West Germany, the film was shot in spring 1983. Its focus ranges from explicit explorations of Ozu's filmmaking—Wenders interviews Ozu's regular cinematographer, Yuharu Atsuta, and one of Ozu's favorite actors, Chishū Ryū—to scenes of contemporary Tokyo, featuring pachinko machines and plastic food displays. Wenders introduces the film as a "diary on film." [1]


Tokyo-Ga was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1985 Cannes Film Festival. [2]


  1. Reflections on Ozu
  2. Tokyo
  3. The center of the world
  4. Chishū Ryū
  5. Mu
  6. Amusements
  7. Wax food
  8. Searching for images
  9. Trains
  10. Yuharu Atsuta
  11. A good-bye

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  1. "The Screen: 'Tokyo-Ga'". April 26, 1985. Retrieved July 27, 2019.
  2. "Festival de Cannes: Tokyo-Ga". Retrieved 2009-07-07.