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Passing Fancy (1933)

Dekigokoro (original title)
Two Tokyo co-workers come across a destitute young lady in search of a place to live.

Director:

Yasujirô Ozu

Writers:

Tadao Ikeda (adaptation), Yasujirô Ozu (idea) (as James Maki)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Takeshi Sakamoto ... Kihachi
Nobuko Fushimi Nobuko Fushimi ... Harue
Den Ohinata Den Ohinata ... Jiro (as Den Obinata)
Chôko Iida ... Otome
Tomio Aoki Tomio Aoki ... Tomio (as Tokkan Kozô)
Reikô Tani Reikô Tani ... Barber
Seiji Nishimura Seiji Nishimura
Seiichi Katô Seiichi Katô ... (as Seiichi Kato)
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Storyline

After the death of his wife, a man struggles to raise his son in nearly overwhelming poverty. When the father meets a beautiful young woman, the son becomes jealous of his father's attentions, and conflict arises between them. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Drama

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Country:

Japan

Release Date:

7 September 1933 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Passing Fancy See more »

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Shochiku See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Referenced in I Lived, But... (1983) See more »

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Ozu's transition to social realism
13 December 2003 | by alsolikelifeSee all my reviews

Takeshi Sakamoto and Tokan Kozzo team up memorably yet again as an unemployed illiterate drunk and his resentful son, in this sentimental study of working class father-son relationships. As in I WAS BORN BUT... and TOKYO CHORUS, Ozu explores how children measure their self-esteem in their parents.


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