38 Ratings

I Flunked, But...

Rakudai wa shita keredo

directed by Yasujirô Ozu
Japan, 1930


A student fails his graduation test when the shirt on which he wrote his crib notes gets taken away by the laundry lady.

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    This charming film featuring Ozu regulars Tatsuo Saito and Kinuyo Tanaka is a delight from start to finish. One of his student comedies, it depicts college life as a fun-filled experience. Ozu was a fan of Harold Lloyd and this film is clearly influenced by The Freshman. However, the laughs are couched in melancholy as one of the student's fails his exams while those who pass have no guarantee of finding employment..

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