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Title Hitori musuko [videorecording] = The only son / Ōfuna Eiga, Shōchiku Kinema Kabushiki Kaisha ; gensaku, Zēmusu Maki ; kyakushoku, Ikeda Tadao, Arata Masao ; kantoku, Ozu Yasujirō.
Published [New York, N.Y.] : Janus Films : Criterion Collection, c2010.
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Edition DVD special ed.
Description 1 videodisc (83 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (16 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Series Criterion collection ; 525
Criterion collection ; 524
Criterion collection ; 525.
Criterion collection ; 524.
Credits Cinematographer, Sugimoto Shōjiro ; music, Itō Senji ; art director, Hamada Tatsuo.
Note Original story by Yasujiro Ozu (as James Maki).
DVD release of the 1936 motion picture.
"Mohara-shiki shisutemu = Animatonal [sic]."
Issued as part of the Criterion Collection #524 box set: Two films by Yasujiro Ozu.
Special features: Interview with film scholars David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson (2010); Interview with film critic and scholar Tadao Sato (2003). Booklet: "Japan, 1936" essay by Tony Rayns.
System Reqs DVD; NTSC, region 1; full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital, mono.
Cast Iida Chōko, Himori Shin'ichi, Hayama Masao, Tsubouchi Yoshiko.
Summary The story examines the motherly love of a peasant woman who gives up everything so that her son can receive education in Tokyo. Ten years later, the mother pays her son a visit in Tokyo, believing that he has become a successful young man. However, upon arrival, she is bitterly disappointed to find out that her son is working as a night-school teacher and living in poverty with his family.
Language In Japanese with optional English subtitles.
Subject Mothers and sons -- Japan -- Drama.
Families -- Japan -- Drama.
Widows -- Japan -- Drama.
Genre Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Feature films.
Feature films Japan.
Fiction films.
Related Names Ozu, Yasujirō, 1903-1963. Director.
Ikeda, Tadao, 1905-1964. Screenwriter.
Arata, Masao. Screenwriter.
Itō, Senji. Composer.
Iida, Choko, 1897-1972. Actor.
Himori, Shinʼichi, 1907-1959. Actor.
Hayama, Masao. Actor.
Tsubouchi, Yoshiko, 1915-1985. Actor.
Shōchiku Kabushiki Kaisha.
Janus Films.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Alternate Title Only son
Related Titles Two films by Yasujiro Ozu.
ISBN 9781604653045 (set)
1604653043 (set)
Standard # 715515060813
Publisher # CC1916D Criterion Collection
CC1917D Criterion Collection
OCLC number 649469047