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Otona no miru ehon - Umarete wa mita keredo
(1932)

Silent Film

AKA: I Was Born, But...

Country: Japan

Genre: Drama

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Synopsis

Two young brothers become the leaders of a gang of kids in their neighborhood. Their father is an office clerk who tries for advancement by playing up his boss. When the boys visit the boss' house with their father, they discover that their dad has been making a fool of himself to please his boss, who's son is an outwitted member of the boys' gang. The brothers' revolt claiming that hierarchy should be based on ability, not on social background.

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Cast

  • Tatsuo Saitô
  • Tomio Aoki
    (Keiji)
  • Mitsuko Yoshikawa
  • Hideo Sugawara
    (Ryoichi)
  • Takeshi Sakamoto

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Brilliant early silent by the great Ozu, who went on to give us masterpieces such as Late Spring, Early Summer, Tokyo Story and Late Autumn.

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