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Where Now Are the Dreams of Youth (1932)

Seishun no yume ima izuko (original title)
When a young man inherits his father's lucrative business, he cheats the system to set up three of his college friends with jobs.

Director:

Yasujirô Ozu

Writers:

Kôgo Noda (idea), Kôgo Noda (screenplay)
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Cast overview:
Ureo Egawa Ureo Egawa ... Tetsuo Horino
Kinuyo Tanaka ... Shigeko, bakery assistant
Tatsuo Saitô Tatsuo Saitô ... Taichirô Saiki
Harurô Takeda Harurô Takeda ... Kenzô Horino
Ryôtarô Mizushima Ryôtarô Mizushima ... Kanzô - the uncle
Kenji Ôyama Kenji Ôyama ... Kumada - Tetsuo's friend
Chishû Ryû ... Shimazaki
Takeshi Sakamoto ... College janitor
Chôko Iida ... Saiki's mother
Ayako Katsuragi Ayako Katsuragi ... Mrs. Yamamura
Satoko Date Satoko Date ... Rich girl
Kaoru Futaba Kaoru Futaba ... Nanny
Kikuko Hanaoka Kikuko Hanaoka
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When a young man inherits his father's lucrative business, he cheats the system to set up three of his college friends with jobs.

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Who -- Or What -- Breaks Friendship?
2 January 2018 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Ureo Egawa is a third-year student at university. He's the son of a rich company director, and pretty lackadaisical about his studies. He's on the cheer-leading squad, hanging out at the local tea house where Ozu regular Kinuyo Tanaka is the object of his fancy, and cutting class to play chess with his cohort. However, while they're cheating on finals, he's summoned home. His father has died, and he has to take over the business. A year later, his pals show up and ask for jobs. He slips them the answers on the entrance exams.

Gradually, Egawa notices that the easy friendship of their former life is slipping away. They've become yes men. When Miss Tanaka shows up, engaged to one of them, he is startled. Didn't she know he loved her? Didn't his friend know he loved her? What did he think, getting engaged to her?

Ozu always showed a lot of compassion for the underdog in his movies, but in this one, he asks about the top dog. I found the answer surprising, if, as always, compassionate.


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Country:

Japan

Release Date:

13 October 1932 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Where Are the Dreams of Youth? See more »

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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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