Tokyo Chorus (Tôkyô no kôrasu)

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(out of 5)


Early Ozu feature about the breadwinner of a Tokyo family who puts himself in dire need thanks to his devotion to principle. After an older employee at their insurance firm is fired for what our hero feels is unfair prejudice, Okajima quits in protest as well. It’s an admirable move, but it also is not long before he finds himself struggling to continue providing for his family while falling in stature with his children. Imagine all the subtle perfection of Ozu’s attention to personal details, made so much more delicate by the lack of synchronized sound, only missing the lyricism that would develop by the time of his awesome works in the fifties.


Shochiku Kinema

Japan, 1931

Directed by

Screenplay by , adaptation & story by , Kogo Noda

Cinematography by

Production Design by , , ,

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

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