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小津安二郎 1903-1963

Overview
Works: 728 works in 1,774 publications in 9 languages and 15,548 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Film adaptations  Biography  Interviews  Fiction  Motion pictures  Silent films 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Film editor, Performer, Dedicatee, Conceptor, Writer of accompanying material, Adapter, Honoree, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Tōkyō monogatari Tokyo story by Yasujirō Ozu ( Visual )
37 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When an elderly couple travel to a rapidly rebuilding Tokyo to visit their children, they are met with unexpected indifference, ingratitude and selfishness. As the vastly different priorities of pre- and post-war Japan collide, Yasujiro's masterpiece deepens into a sublime meditation on family, ambition and mortality
Banshun Late spring by Yasujirō Ozu ( Visual )
37 editions published between 1949 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Banshun: A widowed father feels compelled to marry off his beloved only daughter. Tokyo-ga: Legendary director Wim Wenders's tribute to Yasujiro Ozu
Bakushū Early summer by Yasujirō Ozu ( Visual )
51 editions published between 1951 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Mamiya family is seeking a husband for their daughter, Noriko, but she has ideas of her own
Ukigusa by Yasujirō Ozu ( Visual )
30 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in Japanese and English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It tells the story of an aging actor who returns with his troupe to a small provincial town, the home of his former mistress and son, who believes the actor is his uncle. His son has believed all these years that he is his uncle rather than his father.The actor's present mistress spins an elaborate web of deceit intended to prevent the family reuniting
Ukigusa monogatari A story of floating weeds ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1959, Yasujiro Ozu remade his 1934 silent film: A Story of Floating Weeds in color and sound with the cinematographer Kazuo Miyagawa (Rashomon, Ugetsu). Setting his later version in a seaside location, Ozu otherwise preserves the details of his elegantly simple plot wherein an aging actor returns to a small town with his troupe and reunities with his former lover and illegitimate son, a scenario that enrages his current mistress and results in heartbreak for all. A Story of Floating Weeds reveals Ozu in the midst of developing his mode of expression; Floating weeds reveals his distinct style at its pinnacle. In each, the director captures the joy and sadness in everyday life
Sanma no aji by Yasujirō Ozu ( Visual )
29 editions published between 1962 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After living alone with his daughter for years, a widower must learn how to let her go, letting her be free to move on with her life, by arranging a marriage for her
Ohayō Good morning by Yasujirō Ozu ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in Japanese and English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two young boys take a vow of silence after their father refuses to buy a television set. An uproar ensues in their apartment complex when neighborhood gossip misinterprets the boys' refusal to speak. In the end, the boys get their wish
Tōkyō monogatari by Yasujirō Ozu ( Visual )
30 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An elderly couple travels to Tokyo to visit their grown-up children, but find themselves a burden to the family
Higanbana Equinox flower ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in Japanese and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Ozu's first color film, a stubborn businessman with traditional views is faced with a modern-minded daughter and her nontraditional fiance
Akibiyori Late autumn by Yasujirō Ozu ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1960 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this poignant tale, a widowed mother wants her daughter, Ayako, to marry. Ayako refuses offers of marriage because of her concern for her mother. Relatives advise the mother to remarry and Ayako is upset and leaves home. They are later reconciled and show their strong bonds of familial love
Kohayagawake no aki End of summer ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1961 and 2007 in Japanese and English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Tōkyō boshoku Tokyo twilight by Yasujirō Ozu ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1957 and 2007 in Japanese and English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ozu's only postwar film to take place in the dead of winter tells of an aging father and his two daughters. The younger has an affair and becomes pregnant. The elder has left her husband and returned with her child to her father. Both are astonished when their mother, presumed dead, turns up alive. In this dark film, Ozu's vision of post-war Japan portrays his theme of the sins of one generation affecting the next, illustrated brilliantly by a series of parallels drawn sensitively between characters, which manages to be both compassionate and scathing. Even the seemingly happy ending has an embedded twist. It depicts Ozu's harsh condemnation of modern Japanese society and family life
Ohayō ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in Japanese and English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The story of two young boys in suburban Tokyo who take a vow of silence after their parents refuse to buy them a television set. Shot from the perspective of the petulant brothers, GOOD MORNING is an enchantingly satirical portrait of family life that gives rise to gags about romance, gossip, and the consumerism of modern Japan"--Container
Sōshun Early spring ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A salaryman in postwar Tokyo has an illicit affair with an officemate in this moving portrait of a fragile marriage
Chichi ariki There was a father ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1942 and 2010 in Japanese and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A widowed high school teacher finds that the more he tries to do what is best for his son's future, the more they are separated
Hitori musuko Only son ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1936 and 2010 in Japanese and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A good-natured mother gives up everything to ensure her son's education and future
Umarete wa mita keredo otona no miru ehon ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1932 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young father's promotion brings his family to his boss's neighborhood in the suburbs. But it is less rewarding to his sons who are bullied by neighborhood ruffians and feel humiliated by their father's public submission to his boss
Sanma no aji An autumn afternoon ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1962 and 2006 in Japanese and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This serenely beautiful film tell the timeless, moving tale of a father giving up his only daughter in marriage."
Tōkyō no kōrasu ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2008 in Japanese and English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
His son wants a bicycle, his daughter a balloon, his wife financial stability - good-hearted insurance salesman Okajima just needs his annual bonus to fulfill his family's needs. Then, Shinji got fired. He starts working for his old school teacher's restaurant
Dekigokoro Passing fancy ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2008 in 3 languages and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in a crowded city tenement, a story of contrasts depicting an illiterate, lighthearted brewery worker, who is also a single father to a young, educated son. Their relationship is complicated when a woman becomes involved
 
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Alternative Names
Maki, James, 1903-1963
Osu, Jasudschiro 1903-1963
Ozu, Yasujirō.
Ozu, Yasujirō, 1903-1963
Ozuyasu, 1903-1963
Schwarz, Ernst, 1903-1963
Xiaojin, An'erlang, 1903-1963
Yasujirō Ozu
Yasujirō, Ozu, 1903-1963
オズ, ヤスジロウ, 1903-1963
小津, 安二郎, 1903-1963
小津安ニ郎, 1903-1963
小津安二郎, 1903-1963.
小津安次郎, 1903-1963
Languages
Japanese (347)
English (64)
French (4)
German (2)
Chinese (2)
Persian (2)
Multiple languages (2)
Spanish (1)
Iranian (1)
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