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Ikite wa mita keredo - Ozu Yasujirô den (1983)

A documentary about Ozu's life and career.

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A documentary about Ozu's life and career.

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29 October 1983 (Japan)  »

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The Life and Works of Yasujiro Ozu  »

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This documentary is featured on the Criterion Collection's 2-disc DVD for _Tokyo monogatari (1953)_. See more »

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Worthy tribute to a Japanese master
22 May 2003 | by (New England) – See all my reviews

An extremely lovely tribute to Ozu, on the 20th anniversary of his death. It uses a combination of footage from vintage films and new material (both interviews and Ozu-related locations) shot by Ozu's long-time camera-man (who came out of retirement to work on this). Surprisingly (or perhaps not), it focuses less on Ozu's accomplishments as a film-maker than on his impact on the lives of the people he worked with. One of the best films of this type I've ever seen.


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