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Daigaku wa detakeredo (1929)

Feeling the position to be beneath him, a college graduate turns down a receptionist job, but soon finds it necessary to fool his mother and fiancé into thinking that he is employed.

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Minoru Takada ...
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Utako Suzuki ...
Mother
Kenji Ôyama ...
Sugimura
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Tailor
Kenji Kimura ...
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Secretary
Chôko Iida ...
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Feeling the position to be beneath him, a college graduate turns down a receptionist job, but soon finds it necessary to fool his mother and fiancé into thinking that he is employed.

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6 September 1929 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Co z tego, ze mam dyplom  »

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Partially lost, only 12 minutes of the film survives today. See more »

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Referenced in Ikite wa mita keredo - Ozu Yasujirô den (1983) See more »

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Ozu: Point of Departure

An early Ozu short about a young graduate who can't bring himself to accept a low-on-the-food-chain position at an office because he feels he's overqualified; and the consequences of that decision.

Very bittersweet stuff, with a great ending that's happy, but not unabashedly happy. Like a lot of later Ozu works, 'I Graduated, But...' is a humble, down-to-earth story about ordinary people and its joy comes from their minor (meaningless in the great scheme) triumphs.

Especially noteworthy are a couple of shots of the main character at the bar, filmed from table height and incredibly striking, a Harold Lloyd poster that shows up in the background several times, and the conflict between tradition and modernity illustrated by the film's second-to-last shot of a moving train.

'I Graduated, But...' is recommended to Ozu fans and to fans of silent cinema in general.


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