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The Only Son/There Was a Father: Two Films by Yasujiro Ozu DVD (S) LiveAction

These rare early films from Yasujiro Ozu (Tokyo Story, An Autumn Afternoon) are considered by many to be two of the Japanese director's finest works, paving the way for a career among the most sensitive and significant in film history.

The Only Son and There Was a Father make a graceful pair, bookending a crucial period in Japanese history. In the former, Ozu's first sound film and made during a time of intense economic crisis, a mother sacrifices her own happiness for her son's education; the latter, released in the midst of World War II, stars Ozu stalwart Chishu Ryu (Late Spring, Tokyo Story) as a widowed schoolteacher trying to raise a son despite financial hardship.

Special Features: Interviews with Tadao Sato, David Bordwell & Kristin Thompson, Booklets.

Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.

  • Media - DVD
  • Format - English Subtitles
  • Live Action? - Yes
  • 169 Minutes
  • Release Date - Jul 13 2010
  • Product Availability - More Arriving Soon! (More Information)

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