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Good Morning (1959)
"Ohayô" (original title)

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Keiji Sada ...
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
Eijirô Tôno ...
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 very Westernized subarban Japan in the late 50's. It focuses mainly on the daily lives of a small community and the way its members interact. It also demonstrates the power of speech 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 »

Quotes

Isamu: A mess, isn't it?
Minoru: Fun, isn't it?
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Remake of I Was Born, But... (1932) See more »

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The movie that moved me the most
23 October 2005 | by (Japan) – See all my reviews

Last year NHK (national broadcaster in Japan) were playing 2 Ozu movies a night and I tuned into this by accident.

Maybe because I have lived in Japan for 10 years and was watching it in it's native language and could understand the subtle nuances in the day-to-day conversation, or maybe simply because I related to the children, having grown up in a household where getting things that you actually want was very rare - quite simply, this movie moved me tremendously, the final scene brought tears to my eyes just *remembering* it a week later.

This movie is probably most effective for anybody who grew up in a poor household with parents who tried their best against all odds to keep their children happy.


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