GabrielDeitz's Rating of Hitori musuko (The Only Son)

Gabriel's Review of Hitori musuko (The Only Son)

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Hitori musuko (The Only Son)

Hitori musuko (The Only Son)(1936)

Thematically and emotionally complex, Ozu's jump to talkies proved auspicious with this wonderful drama, simultaneously tragic and hopeful. Ozu's direction is refined from his silent features, and the film never resorts to melodrama because of it. Ch˘ko Iida gives a sympathetic but restrained performance that really sells the film's final moments.