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Good Morning (1959)

Ohayô (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Family | February 1962 (USA)
Two boys begin a silence strike to press their parents into buying them a television set.

Director:

Yasujirô Ozu
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Keiji Sada ... Heiichirô Fukui
Yoshiko Kuga ... Setsuko Arita
Chishû Ryû ... Keitarô Hayashi
Kuniko Miyake ... Tamiko Hayashi
Haruko Sugimura ... Kikue Haraguchi
Kôji Shitara ... Minoru Hayashi
Masahiko Shimazu Masahiko Shimazu ... Isamu Hayashi
Kyôko Izumi Kyôko Izumi ... Midori Maruyama
Toyo Takahashi ... Shige Ôkubo
Sadako Sawamura Sadako Sawamura ... Kayoko Fukui
Eijirô Tôno ... Tomizawa
Teruko Nagaoka Teruko Nagaoka ... Toyoko Tomizawa
Eiko Miyoshi Eiko Miyoshi ... Mitsue Haraguchi
Haruo Tanaka Haruo Tanaka ... Haraguchi
Akira Ôizumi Akira Ôizumi ... Akira Maruyama
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Storyline

This movie takes a look at a Westernized suburban area in Japan in the late '50s. It focuses mainly on the daily lives of a small community and the way its members interact. It also demonstrates the power of oral communication and the way in which small talk acts as a lubricant for our daily lives. Written by <PastaQueen2@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

February 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Yasujiro Ozu's Good Morning See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Shochiku See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film is part of the Criterion Collection, spine #84. See more »

Quotes

Keitarô Hayashi: Someone said TV would produce 100 million idiots.
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Alternate Versions

The original American theatrical release prints were in black and white. See more »

Connections

References The Lovers (1958) See more »

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Go ahead, push on my forehead!
17 July 2005 | by futures-1See all my reviews

"Good Morning" (Japanese, 1959): Directed by Ozu. As in all of his films, Tokyo is the stage, and he populates them with his usual team of actors. Think of the professional stability of Ingmar Bergman, Woody Allen, or John Waters, but Japanese. Ozu concentrates on small moments made meaningful. Unlike the quiet, black and white drama "Tokyo Story", this later film (in color) is a gentle comedy about how people build the character of each and every day with the smallest of gestures – which is this case is brought to our attention by two small brothers who decide to go "on strike" insisting that their Father get a television for the household. It's a loving, funny, and forgiving look at how silly we all can be.


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