If this film is labeled as a comedy, I think it has internal Japanese jokes. Besides that, the screenplay is very remarkable! It represents very well human and family dilemas. Also the judgement the children do because of the lack of considering the whole context.
3-4. A reconciliation between children inside the complex social reality they inhabit. It may be an omen that the new generation has hope to live more authentically than the previous one. Even still, the nature of a system that threatens individual dignity doesn't necessarily change. The unhappinesses faced by the characters because of it isn't likely to change, either. Nice physical realism, overall, too.
For some strange reason, I seem to cling to films the explore loss of innocence during childhood...huh maybe one day I'll figure out why I'm so drawn towards it, but until then, this perfectly drawn out gem of a film will have to suffice. But no, seriously watch this film!
The first of Ozu's film's I've watched, I Was Born But... has some truly universal, and at times, sad messages about the nature of life under the authoritative pressures to submission in modern society. Its commentary seems cleverly layered within the narrative of film as the art of the industrial, suburban society it portrays. And of course, it's a humorous silent comedy as well. All in all, touching and true.
Apunta en inicio a la simple rutina de dos hermanos y su relación con un nuevo contexto que observan con recelo o hasta hostilidad. Ya luego se convierte en una sublevación rebelde. "He nacido..." sutilmente va fabricando una historia sobre las dinámicas del poder. Los niños que humillan a fin de ganarse el respeto del resto. Esto genera el conflicto con el padre, jefe de alguien, y la frustración personal se libera
I love the way Ozu slowly reveals the essence of this film, which relates to the generational gap present in the majority of Ozu's work. The film is cyclical with the same path taken each day to school. Each time revealing something new, like a new behavior or new outlook on life. The train gates always come down, and the train always rumbles by, but the boys and their father change, age, and grow.