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The Only Son U rating

Ozu's first sound film is a powerful tale of sacrifice and hope set against the backdrop of depression-era Japan.

Drama 1936 87 mins

Director: Yasujirō Ozu

Overview

Ozu's first sound film is a powerful tale of sacrifice and hope set against the backdrop of depression-era Japan. Otsune Nonomiya (Choko Lida) works long hours in a silk factory to fund her son Ryosuke's college education in Tokyo. But when she visits him to see his new life she finds some very startling surprises.