Children of Tokyo

Children of Tokyo Image

Universal acclaim - based on 4 Critics

User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

Summary: One of Ozu’s most popular films, I Was Born, But . . . is a blithe portrait of the financial and psychological toils of one family, as told from the rascally point of view of a couple of stubborn little boys. For two brothers, the daily struggles of bullies and mean teachers is nothing next to the mortification they feel when they realize their good-natured father’s low-rung social status. Reworked decades later as Ozu’s Technicolor comedy Good Morning, it’s a poignant evocation of the tumult of childhood, as well as a showcase for Ozu’s expertly timed comedy editing. (Janus Film)


Runtime: 100 min
Production: Shôchiku Eiga
Genres: Drama, Comedy
Country: Japan
Language: None
Director Credit
Yasujiro Ozu Director
Writer Credit
Akira Fushimi Scenario
Geibei Ibushiya Adaptation
Yasujiro Ozu Idea
Cast Credit
Akio Nomura Asobi Nakama (Friend)
Hideo Sugawara Ryoichi
Kuniyasu Hayashi Asobi Nakama (Friend)
Masao Hayama Asobi Nakama (Friend)
Michio Sato Asobi Nakama (Friend)
Mitsuko Yoshikawa Haha (Yoshi's Wife)
Seiichi Kato Kodomo (Taro)
Seiji Nishimura Sensei (Teacher)
Shoichi Kofujita Kozou (Delivery Boy)
Shôtarô Fujimatsu Asobi Nakama (Friend)
Takeshi Sakamoto Juuyaku (Iwasaki, Executive)
Tatsuo Saito Chichi
Teruyo Hayami Fujin (Iwasaki's Wife)
Tomio Aoki Keiji
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