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Director:
Writers:
Tadao Ikeda (adaptation)
Yasujirô Ozu (idea)
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Release Date:
7 September 1933 (Japan) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Two Tokyo co-workers come across a destitute young lady in search of a place to live. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 win See more »
User Reviews:
Fresh and affecting despite its years... See more (8 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Takeshi Sakamoto ... Kihachi
Nobuko Fushimi ... Harue
Den Obinata ... Jiro
Chôko Iida ... Otome
Tomio Aoki ... Tomio (as Tokkankozo)
Reikô Tani ... Barber
Seiji Nishimura
Seiichi Katô (as Seiichi Kato)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Chishû Ryû ... Man on boat (uncredited)
Hideo Sugawara ... Boy Taunting Tomio (uncredited)

Directed by
Yasujirô Ozu 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Tadao Ikeda  adaptation
Yasujirô Ozu  idea (as James Maki)

Cinematography by
Hideo Shigehara 
Shojiro Sugimoto 
 
Film Editing by
Kazuo Ishikawa 
 
Set Decoration by
Yonekazu Wakita 
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Hideo Hoshî .... assistant camera
Hiroyuki Nagaoka .... assistant camera
Toshimitsu Nakajima .... lighting technician
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Passing Fancy" - , International (English title) (literal English title)
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Runtime:
100 min (24 fps)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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Referenced in Stranger Than Paradise (1984)See more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Fresh and affecting despite its years..., 27 February 2013
Author: Frances Farmer from United States

This rarely screened silent gem shows Ozu rather early in his career. It presents the story of a poor factory worker trying to raise his son despite many obstacles and hardships. The biggest obstacle of all is the father himself who, though well intentioned and charismatic, makes one mistake in judgment after another. The father manages to get through all his many trials and tribulations thanks to the support (not always warmly) given by his friends and neighbors.

The most interesting thing for me about Passing Fancy is the way it uses a quite hard boiled, gritty realism and coarsely drawn, boorish characters to elicit very tender feelings in the viewer. The mixture of humor and pathos that advances the plot would be impossible for lesser directors or a weak cast to pull off, but in the hands of this troupe the whole enterprise succeeds wonderfully. Somehow, you may find yourself tempted to cry despite the near-total absence of sentimentality.

The acting is excellent all around, but the young boy deserves special mention. To Japanese, particularly at the time, the boy's behavior must have seemed shockingly inappropriate and unfilial, but his antics and facial expressions are very funny.

It is hard to believe that this is one of three movies that Ozu directed in 1933 alone. If the opportunity arises to see this movie, make every effort to see it.

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