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

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It's Ozu Hundred Percent
2 January 2011 | by p_radulescuSee all my reviews

It's Ozu hundred percent: nice middle class guys understanding their mistakes as they get lessons of life from their loved ones. The social situation is harsh, but the tone of Ozu is mild, his empathy for the personages is total. Says Donald Richie in his monumental monograph consecrated to the great Japanese director, "he (Ozu) was always ready to accept human nature as he found it... (and) he went on to celebrate it."

I Graduated, But... is one of the movies of Ozu that is lost. Released in 1929, it was 100 minutes long. What remained are some fragments that have together a length of ten minutes. At least they offer a good summary of the plot.

It is unfortunate that the whole movie is no more. Critics consider it as marking the emergence of what is known as the "style of Ozu." You can see in the fragments in the fragments that remained: the poster with Harold Lloyd that keeps on coming on the screen, the two kids playing the ball, the scenes in the bar. As I said, it's Ozu hundred percent, the amazing Ozu.


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Country:

Japan

Release Date:

6 September 1929 (Japan) See more »

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(extant fragments)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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