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November 1982 (USA) See more »
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Shuhei Horikawa, a poor schoolteacher, struggles to raise his son Ryohei by himself, despite neither money nor prospects. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Directed by
Yasujirô Ozu 
 
Writing credits
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Tadao Ikeda 
Yasujirô Ozu 
Takao Yanai 

Original Music by
Kyoichi Saiki 
 
Cinematography by
Yûharu Atsuta 
 
Film Editing by
Yoshiyasu Hamamura 
 
Art Direction by
Tatsuo Hamada 
 
Set Decoration by
Shôtarô Hashimoto 
Toshiaki Shimizu 
 
Costume Design by
Taizô Saitô 
 
Makeup Department
Kiyoko Takagawa .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Rishichirô Isono .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nobuo Nishikawa .... assistant director
Kiyoshi Suzuki .... assistant director
Yoshio Tsukamoto .... assistant director
Kôzô Yamamoto .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Yakichi Otani .... set designer
 
Sound Department
Mitsuru Kaneko .... sound recordist
Rokusaburô Saitô .... sound effects editor
Yoshisaburô Senoo .... sound
Yoshihito Takagake .... sound recordist
Akitaka Yoshida .... sound recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Seiji Inoue .... camera operator
Kazuji Naito .... gaffer
Takeshi Saitô .... camera operator
Kazuo Suzuki .... camera operator
Yoshikazu Takeuma .... camera operator
 
Other crew
Hidesaburô Fujioka .... title designer
Chikara Inomata .... archivist
Fumikazu Miyagishima .... film development
Takeo Tajiri .... stage manager
 

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Also Known As:
"Chichi ariki" - Japan (original title)
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USA:94 min | Japan:94 min
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Referenced in I Lived, But... (1983)See more »

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16 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Unusual Ozu film, 18 May 2003
Author: Daryl Chin (lqualls-dchin) from Brooklyn, New York

Most of the films of Yasujiro Ozu take a very restricted time period: a few days at the most. "There Was a Father" is unusual in that the time span is actually quite long: it stretches over a number of years (this is also the case with "The Only Son"), as it chronicles the relationship of a widower with his son. The father, a schoolteacher (played by Chishu Ryu), struggles to make sure that his son has advantages that he never had; in this case, the son is appreciative of all that the father has done, and the relationship is one of the most heartwarming of all familial relationships in Ozu's work. "There Was a Father" represents one of the most beautiful depictions of a good parent in all of world cinema.

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