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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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Comedy | Drama

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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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Isamu: A mess, isn't it?
Minoru: Fun, isn't it?
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Unbearably cute
13 April 2001 | by (Athens, Ohio) – See all my reviews

This film is not a classic, but it is one of my favorites. It is so wonderfully shot and played out, the commentary on life in modern suburbia is quiet and yet still very clear. The acting is fantastic, jumping cultural boundaries and stirring up countless memories of my own childhood growing up in suburbia. Everyone can relate to this film, and it is because of that and the wonderful sense of humor that Ozu carries throughout the film that make this a must see, and a story I can see countless times without it becoming monotonous.


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