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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:
Ozu gone wild! See more (7 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Takeshi Sakamoto ... Kihachi
Nobuko Fushimi ... Harue
Den Obinata ... Jiro
Chôko Iida ... Otome
Tomio Aoki ... Tomio (as Tokkan Kozô)
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 
Shôjirô 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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7 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Ozu gone wild!, 15 December 2003
Author: bartman_9 from Belgium

The picture centers on the relationship between a capricious widower (the great Takeshi Sakamoto) and his son (a brilliant performance by one of the 'I Was Born, But...' kids) through many misadventures.

A rambling plot, a tone that shifts from slapstick to high-strung melodrama and characters whose actions are so inconsistent they might as well be schizophrenic. This movie, which feels like a jumble-sale of scenes and ideas, really shouldn't work but, by some inexplicable alchemy, it does.

When the boy gets seriously ill, will he survive? In other movies the necessities of the plot or the mood of the film may enable you to predict the fate of major characters, here, as in real life, anything can happen. Ozu, whose style is often considered constrained and restrictive, manages to infuse this movie with an enormous sense of freedom resulting in a work that, like the impulsive but loving father, is both bizarre and impossible not to like.

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