Kenji Mizoguchi’s earliest surviving film is structured around the contrast of two country-bred boys: a coach driver who has never left his home, and a student who returns from Tokyo with city-slicker affectations and Western jazz records.
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2.4 Gemeinschaft and Gesellschaft. A story still very relevant today with the young Japanese abandoning small-town life for work and education in the big city. They leave behind virtual ghost towns populated only by the elderly.