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There Was a Father

Spine #526



Release:
Jul 13, 2010
$39.95

Number of Discs: 1

Specs
  • 1.33:1 Standard
  • Japanese Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
  • English subtitles

There Was a Father

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Directed By: Yasujiro Ozu
Licensor: Shochiku

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Yasujiro Ozu’s frequent leading man Chishu Ryu is riveting as Shuhei, a widowed high school teacher who finds that the more he tries to do what is best for his son’s future, the more they are separated. Though primarily a delicately wrought story of parental love, There Was a Father offers themes of sacrifice that were deemed appropriately patriotic by Japanese censors at the time of its release during World War II, making it a uniquely political film in Ozu’s body of work.

Supplements
  • New video interviews with Japanese film scholar Tadao Sato and film scholars David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson, authors of Film Art, the United States’ best-selling film studies book

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