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I Flunked, But... (1930)
"Rakudai wa shitakeredo" (original title)

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Tatsuo Saitô ...
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Tomio Aoki ...
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Ichirô Tsukida
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Fusao Yamada
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Co z tego, ze oblalem  »

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Take it from 'Suji, you're better off staying in school
13 December 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Ozu's follow-up to I GRADUATED, BUT... actually plays somewhat like a prequel: a student fails when the shirt on which he wrote his exam cheat sheet gets mistakenly sent to the laundry. The student contemplates his outcast fate as his graduating dorm-mates all face the working world. The film is loaded with clever shifts in perspective (such as when a boy, misunderstanding the meaning of 'flunk' declares that he wants to flunk just like his big brother), and the film becomes a hilarious and touching reflection on college life and what it means to leave it.


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