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An Inn in Tokyo (1935)

Tôkyô no yado (original title)
Unemployed Kihachi and his two sons struggle to make ends meet. But that doesn't keep Kihachi from wooing single mother Otaka.

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Takeshi Sakamoto ...
Yoshiko Okada ...
Otaka
Chôko Iida ...
Otsune
Tomio Aoki ...
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Unemployed Kihachi and his two sons struggle to make ends meet. But that doesn't keep Kihachi from wooing single mother Otaka.

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21 November 1935 (Japan)  »

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The credits indicate that the script was based on an original work by a foreign writer with a name that sounds like "Winzart Monet", but it is actually a gag name, derived from "without money". See more »

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Referenced in I Lived, But... (1983) See more »

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searing social melodrama from Ozu
14 December 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This early great work from The Master is a sobering melodrama honed squarely on a single unemployed, homeless father struggling to feed and shelter his two sons. Ozu does a fine job capturing the dynamic between the two boys by themselves and with their father, but the film really gets interesting when two women enter the story: a young single mother, also homeless, and an old friend who finds the father a job. The maudlin climax seems to anticipate Ford's GRAPES OF WRATH and DeSican melodrama -- though in the wrong ways -- but prior to that Ozu comes up with an quirky expressionist sequence to reflect the father's unraveling moral state.


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