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Title Chichi arikii [videorecording] = There was a father / Shōchiku Eiga ; seisaku, teikyō, Shōchiku Kabushiki Kaisha ; kyakuhon, Ikeda Tadao, Yanai Takao, Ozu Yasujirō ; kantoku, Ozu Yasujirō.
Published [New York, N.Y.] : Janus Films : Criterion Collection, c2010.
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 Music & Media - Circulating Videos  PN1997 .T447 2010    IN LIBRARY
Edition DVD special ed.
Description 1 videodisc (87 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (28 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Series Criterion collection ; 526
Criterion collection ; 524
Criterion collection ; 526.
Criterion collection ; 524.
Credits Cinematographer, Atsuta Yūharu ; editor, Hamamura Yoshiyasu ; music, Saiki Kyōichi ; art director, Hamada Tatsuo.
Note DVD release of the 1942 motion picture.
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). Booklet: "Duty calls" essay by Tony Rayns; "Chishu Ryu" essay by Donald Richie; "Chishu Ryu remembers" comments by Ryu on director Yasujiro Ozu.
System Reqs DVD; NTSC, region 1; full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital, mono.
Cast Ryū Chishū, Sano Shūji, Tsuda Haruhiko, Saburi Shin, Sakamoto Takeshi, Mito Mitsuko, Ōtsuka Masayoshi, Himori Shin'ichi.
Summary After the death of his wife, a school teacher raises his son alone in Kanazawa. One day the father accompanies his students on a field trip and one of the students is fatally injured. Taking responsibility for the accident, the father puts his son in a boarding school and goes to work in a factory in Tokyo. The son grows up to become a teacher and eventually meets his father again. He expresses his desire to quit his job, move to Tokyo and live together with his father. The father is horrified at this idea and admonishes his son to return to his work and not put his own feelings above his responsibilities.
Language In Japanese with optional English subtitles.
Subject Fathers and sons -- Japan -- Drama.
Families -- Japan -- Drama.
Widowers -- Japan -- Drama.
Genre Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Feature films.
Feature films Japan.
Fiction films.
Related Names Ozu, Yasujirō, 1903-1963. Screenwriter. Director.
Ikeda, Tadao, 1905-1964. Screenwriter.
Yanai, Takao, 1902-1981. Screenwriter.
Atsuta, Yūharu, 1905- Cinematographer.
Ryū, Chishū, 1904-1993. Actor.
Sano, Shūji, 1912-1978. Actor.
Tsuda, Haruhiko. Actor.
Saburi, Shin, 1909-1982. Actor.
Sakamoto, Takeshi, 1899-1974. Actor.
Mito, Mitsuko. Actor.
Ōtsuka, Masayoshi, 1938- Actor.
Himori, Shinʼichi, 1907-1959. Actor.
Shōchiku Kabushiki Kaisha.
Janus Films.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Alternate Title There was a father
Related Titles Two films by Yasujiro Ozu.
ISBN 9781604653045 (set)
1604653043 (set)
Standard # 715515060813
Publisher # CC1916D Criterion Collection
CC1918D Criterion Collection
OCLC number 649453452