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In 1923, widow Tsune Nonomiya sacrifices everything, even her home, to send her son Ryosuke to high school. However in 1936, making her first visit to Tokyo to see him, she is shocked to find that he has lost his important civil service post and is now a low-paid night school teacher with a wife and son he has never told his mother about. Only an unselfish action by Ryosuke redeems him in his mother's eyes.

Cast & Crew

Choko Iida
Tsune Nonomiya
Shinichi Himori
Ryosuke Nonomiya
Masao Hayama
Ryosuke Nonomiya, as child

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  • Jul 24, 2010
    you can already see the technical prowess of ozu's technique in this early film. the film was shot well and the story deeply moving. the film is held back slightly by the emptiness of the materialism of the culture that drives the idea of success, and the dialogue was a bit dry at moments, but the undertones of the relationships of the characters were crafted well by ozu. overall a great film.
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