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There Was a Father

Chichi Ariki

Directed by Yasujirô Ozu
Japan, 1942


Though primarily a delicately wrought story of parental love, There Was a Father offers themes of sacrifice that were deemed appropriately patriotic by Japanese censors at the time of its release during World War II, making it a uniquely political film in Ozu’s body of work.

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There Was a Father Directed by Yasujirô Ozu

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