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I Graduated, But... (1929)

Daigaku wa detakeredo (original title)
Feeling the position to be beneath him, a college graduate turns down a receptionist job, but soon finds it necessary to fool his mother and fiancé into thinking that he is employed.

Director:

Yasujirô Ozu

Writers:

Yoshirô Aramaki, Hiroshi Shimizu (story)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Minoru Takada Minoru Takada ... Tetsuo Nomoto
Kinuyo Tanaka ... Machiko Nomoto
Utako Suzuki Utako Suzuki ... Mother
Kenji Ôyama Kenji Ôyama ... Sugimura
Shin'ichi Himori ... Tailor
Kenji Kimura Kenji Kimura ... Executive
Takeshi Sakamoto ... Secretary
Chôko Iida ... Landlady
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Feeling the position to be beneath him, a college graduate turns down a receptionist job, but soon finds it necessary to fool his mother and fiancé into thinking that he is employed.

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Country:

Japan

Release Date:

6 September 1929 (Japan) See more »

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I Graduated, But... See more »

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Runtime:

(extant fragments)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Partially lost, only 12 minutes of the film survives today. See more »

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Referenced in I Lived, But... (1983) See more »

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A short Ozu
7 April 2005 | by AtavistenSee all my reviews

This about a man who has just graduated from university, but cant get a job, is too short to really do much except for conveying Ozu's genuine love for people and everyday life. Not at all an expert on silents, but I bet that not many directors where so down to earth at that time. From the German expressionist films I have seen ('Nibelungen', 'Nosferatu', 'Metropolis' and so on) this is quite a revolution. As the Germans take the drama and the romantic very far, Ozu stays at home with real people. While the Germans are Wagnerian, Ozu is far more subtle.

His device of storytelling lies mostly in the interaction of the characters with little to come in between each scene. Most are shot indoors.


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