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  1. lucia lurzo's rating of the film The Only Son

  2. Fabio Osvaldo Carta's rating of the film The Only Son

  3. Bilouaustria's rating of the film The Only Son

    Beautiful little film and first talkie for Ozu. The delicate style and observations are already there (Ozu made a few masterpieces in the early 1930s) but the editing is still a bit heavy here. The story is somehow typical, about hiding your emotions as long as you can for finally giving up. You can expect or hope anything you like, life has other plans for you. Chishû Ryû is still so young here !

  4. Jdsarmientoburgos's rating of the film The Only Son

    The most underrated Ozu to me as well as his first talkie, right before war and during the industrialization of Japan. The film is about a single mother’s devotion to her son, who doesn’t quite live up to her expectations and there is absolutely nothing worse than a mother’s disappointment.

  5. sksksksk's rating of the film The Only Son

    Funny how administering or receiving the words "I'm proud of you" can be so heartbreaking sometimes

  6. FISCHER's rating of the film The Only Son

    Premier film parlant du cinéaste et déjà sa trente-cinquième réalisation, magnifiée par une étonnante palette chromatique du noir et blanc dans l'utilisation de la lumière naturelle, à travers une parfaite maîtrise du clair-obscur, rehaussée par la rigoureuse composition du cadrage, surtout des plans moyens et à travers une grammaire cinématographie de plus en plus personnelle et dépouillée. www.cinefiches.com

  7. luís debonoir's rating of the film The Only Son

  8. dordairobert's rating of the film The Only Son

  9. emanuela's rating of the film The Only Son

    un racconto semplice, di vita ma grandiosamente rappresentato. Anche la ''morale'' è tipica credo del pensiero orientale ... un film veramente illuminante!

  10. ermete polpette's rating of the film The Only Son

    questo è un film (anche) sul rapporto con la madre, non quello della Akerman che ne mostra una ossessione conflittuale, il cui conflitto sprofonda nel resto del mondo, cosa su cui non posso che ridere

  11. Alexander Dunkelberger's rating of the film The Only Son

    Not the best Ozu, but a pretty good one.

  12. Aardsy's rating of the film The Only Son

    He's not quite there yet.

  13. Hugo Poderoso's rating of the film The Only Son

    Empty moments, gestures and positions that express the lack of connection between mother and son. Inherited expectatives and undesired duties: satisfaction is impossible, there will always be disappointment. Should the son try harder or should the mother accept him as he is? What's with the son's wife? Is she an orphan? Mother and son seated next to a factory (why that place?): amazing photogenics.

  14. Slow Immersion's rating of the film The Only Son

    Have to confess, that Ozu is a director who I never saw anything of great value, and although I am one of the few who don't like Tarkovsky as all, I do respect that his films have high artistic value. But honestly Ozu's films do nothing at all for me and the overacting makes them hard to connect with.

  15. paxy's rating of the film The Only Son

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  16. Royce Jr.'s rating of the film The Only Son

  17. rian's rating of the film The Only Son

    because life itself is a disappointment

  18. gaffordKINO's rating of the film The Only Son

    Many of the scenes in Ozu's first sound endeavor are emotionally stirring, but for me maybe the most affective elements of this film are the shots in which the foreground is in focus and the background out, with the shot of the infant in the foreground and the son, his mother, and his wife in the background.

  19. eXceedingdeaTh's rating of the film The Only Son

  20. Stevie's rating of the film The Only Son

    A great debut talkie film for Ozu. Something of a blueprint for the many masterpieces that would inevitably follow.

  21. Hélène Joly's rating of the film The Only Son

    un chef d'œuvre qui finit inexorablement sur une porte fermée...

  22. Maxim Stolyarchuk's rating of the film The Only Son

    Just wanna give a shout-out to Jack Dishel.

  23. David Ehrenstein's rating of the film The Only Son

    A deeply moving and extremely subtle social protest film -- a genre in which Ozu was a master. The notion that he was a middle-class conformist is rendered for the foolishness that it is by viewing this masterpeice.

  24. joey Noodles's rating of the film The Only Son

    Life didn't turn out quite how you'd hope it would. I'm glad I saw this at a young age. 5/5

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