Story of simpler times, simpler life and an incident which could have happened anywhere, in any city. A father with his two sons trying to find a job but with no luck and little money their only option is to either eat or sleep in an inn in Tokyo but despite their own misfortune they are willing to save little "Kimiko" no matter what it takes...wrap your heart in ice when you watch it or it might just melt.
Yasujiro Ozu's "Tokyo no yado" aka "An Inn in Tokyo" (1935) ... Probably the best movie of Ozu. This silent movie came 12 years before Vittorio De Sica's "Bicycle Thieves" makes it even more admirable than Sica's movie. It hits you right in the guts. Story about poverty, struggle and sacrifice. An absolute triumph of a movie on every level ... Highly Recommended!