Archive of films Good Morning / Ohayo

Japan
1959, 94 min

Section: Retrospective: 100 Years of Yasujiro Ozu
Year: 2003

Situated in a community in the suburbs, Ozu´s work, which in many ways draws on the film I Was Born But…, features comic from children naive commentaries on adults´ professed morality and increasingly consumer lifestyles, based to the American model.


Synopsis

The greatest attraction for two boys from the suburbs is their extravagant neighbours´ television set. But brothers Monoru and Isamu get it into their heads that they will have a television at home too. Because they find their parents rather unsympathetic to their pleas, the stubborn boys stop communicating with everyone, bringing trouble mainly at school. In the end the parents lead their experiment in silence to a happy conclusion. Ozu´s work, which in many ways draws on the film I was Born But…, features comic and "childishy naive" commentaries on adults´ professed morality and increasingly consumer lifestyles. As fans of the sumo wrestling they watch on screen, the children can´t see the sense in their parents´ courteous conversation, and thus initiate their own distinctive rituals. 

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About the film

Color, 35 mm

Section: Retrospective: 100 Years of Yasujiro Ozu
   
Director: Yasujiro Ozu
Screenplay: Kogo Noda, Yasujiro Ozu
Dir. of Photography: Yuharu Atsuta
Music: Toshiro Mayuzumi
Editor: Yoshiyasu Hamamura
Producer: Shizuo Yamanouchi
Production: Shochiku Co., Ltd.
Cast: Koji Shidara, Masahiko Shimazu, Chishu Ryu, Kuniko Miyake, Yoshiko Kuga, Keiji Sada
Contact: Shochiku Co., Ltd.
   
www: www.shochiku.com/film
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