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My Sons' Youth (1952)
"Musuko no seishun" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  25 June 1952 (Japan)
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Akira Ishihama
Kuniko Miyake
Yôko Kosono
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Motoo Isogai
Ryûji Kita
Keijirô Morozumi
Tsutomu Niijima
Naruaki Noto
Yoshiko Shima
Toshio Shimamura
Susumu Takase
Keiji Tsuchida
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Cute and innocent family comedy that really managed to charm me
28 February 2013 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

Kobayashi's debut is not only the anti-thesis of the films he's most known for - It's warm, bubbling and charmingly innocent - but also an thoroughly impressive first film. Though constantly threading close to the silly this romanticized drama comedy about an average Japanese family and their son who is becoming a man, was just too irresistible. I can easily see why many wouldn't consider it a great work however, and some contrivances were pushing it. It's saving grace here is the consistent style that allows this. Can't see any veteran doing this better, and my, in hindsight, the contrast to his latter work is as if planned. Having yet to discover most of his early films I can't wait to see the rest of his evolution and how he went from this to Black River, that until now was the earliest film I had seen from him. The change could not be greater, the only thing they have in common is his craftsmanship.


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