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Yasujiro Ozu: The Student Comedies


Barcode: 5035673009277

  • Format: DVD
  • Studio: BFI
  • Certification: PG
  • Category: World Cinema
  • Released: 20th February 2012

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    Collection of four silent comedies from Japanese director Yasujiro Ozu. 'Days of Youth' (1929), Ozu's earliest surviving feature, follows a love triangle between two college friends (Ichiro Yuki and Tatsuo Saito) as they both try to win the affections of a girl (Junko Matsui) they meet on a skiing holiday. In 'I Flunked, But...' (1930) a student (Saito) does anything he can to get out of doing revision. In 'The Lady and the Beard' (1931) recently graduated traditionalist Kiichi Okajima (Tokihiko Okada) shaves his old-fashioned beard when he falls for a modern woman and, as he pursues her, attracts the attentions of two other women. In 'Where Now Are the Dreams of Youth?' (1932) Taichiro Saiki (Saito)'s friendships are threatened when he takes over his father's company and employs three of his former university buddies. As a new dynamic is added to Taichiro's relationship with the others, their friendships come under strain, eventually leading to a disturbing climax.
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    Actors Kinuyo Tanaka, Ureo Egawa, Choko Iida, Tatsuo Saito, Ichiro Yuki, Junko Matsui, Kaoru Futaba, Tokihiko Okada, Hiroko Kawasaki, Haruo Takeda
    Directed by Yasujiro Ozu
    Additional info Language(s): Japanese, Subtitles: English, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, Screen ratio 1:1.33
    No. of discs 2 disc(s)
    Duration 357 mins
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