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Good Morning (1959)

Ohayô (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | February 1962 (USA)
Two boys begin a silence strike to press their parents into buying them a television set.

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Heiichirô Fukui
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Setsuko Arita
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Keitarô Hayashi
Kuniko Miyake ...
Tamiko Hayashi
Haruko Sugimura ...
Kikue Haraguchi
Kôji Shitara ...
Minoru Hayashi
Masahiko Shimazu ...
Isamu Hayashi
Kyôko Izumi ...
Midori Maruyama
Toyo Takahashi ...
Shige Ôkubo
Sadako Sawamura ...
Kayoko Fukui
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Tomizawa
Teruko Nagaoka ...
Toyoko Tomizawa
Eiko Miyoshi ...
Mitsue Haraguchi
Haruo Tanaka ...
Haraguchi
Akira Ôizumi ...
Akira Maruyama
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This movie takes a look at a Westernized suburban area in Japan in the late '50s. It focuses mainly on the daily lives of a small community and the way its members interact. It also demonstrates the power of oral communication and the way in which small talk acts as a lubricant for our daily lives. Written by <PastaQueen2@hotmail.com>

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Yasujirô Ozu: [movie posters] Ozu pays tribute to his cinematic influences by putting all kinds of film posters all over the wall in his films. In this movie, there are two posters, one of The Defiant Ones (1958) (at 08:30) and one of The Lovers (1958) (at 08:07), both at the neighbors' house. See more »

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Keitarô Hayashi: Someone said TV would produce 100 million idiots.
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Remake of I Was Born, But... (1932) See more »

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Go ahead, push on my forehead!
17 July 2005 | by (Ronn Ives/FUTURES Antiques, Norfolk, VA.) – See all my reviews

"Good Morning" (Japanese, 1959): Directed by Ozu. As in all of his films, Tokyo is the stage, and he populates them with his usual team of actors. Think of the professional stability of Ingmar Bergman, Woody Allen, or John Waters, but Japanese. Ozu concentrates on small moments made meaningful. Unlike the quiet, black and white drama "Tokyo Story", this later film (in color) is a gentle comedy about how people build the character of each and every day with the smallest of gestures – which is this case is brought to our attention by two small brothers who decide to go "on strike" insisting that their Father get a television for the household. It's a loving, funny, and forgiving look at how silly we all can be.


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