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Wasei kenka tomodachi (1929)

A simple story of two friends who live together in a poor tenement and who share about everything in life. Everything goes well until they gallantly rescue a woman injured in a road ... See full summary »

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Atsushi Watanabe ...
Ryukichi
Hisao Yoshitani ...
Yoshizo
Eiko Takamatsu ...
Omitsu
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Tomoko Naniwa
Ichirô Okuni
Nobuko Wakaba
Ichirô Yûki
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A simple story of two friends who live together in a poor tenement and who share about everything in life. Everything goes well until they gallantly rescue a woman injured in a road accident. Since the lady has nowhere to go, the two good-hearted friends invite her to their home.

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5 July 1929 (Japan)  »

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An early minor work by Ozu
27 August 2006 | by (France) – See all my reviews

This early short (and silent) film by Japanese master Ozu seems to be the perfect illustration for XVIIth century French poet Jean de La Fontaine's fable "The Two Cocks" : "Two cocks in peace were living, when / A war was kindled by a hen." It is the simple story of two friends who live together in a poor tenement and who share about everything in life (food, hopes, work...). Everything goes well until they gallantly rescue a young (and pretty) woman injured in a road accident. Since the lady has nowhere to go, the two good-hearted friends invite her to their home. She soon becomes their housemaid and they soon begin to seek her favors. Alas, she falls for a young student she has met in the neighborhood, much to the two friends' dismay. Set in the austerity of depression-era Japan, this little comedy has some effects a la Chaplin, yet it ends in a bitter way which is typical of Ozu. The last scene will remind Ozu's fans of some of his later works when the young woman and her fiancé wave goodbye to the two "fighting" friends from a train. This last scene and its very nice shots are the little treats of this minor work by Ozu. Only for Ozu addicts.


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