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233 Ratings

Tokyo Chorus

東京の合唱 | Tōkyō no kōrasu

Directed by Yasujirô Ozu
Japan, 1931
Comedy, Drama, Silent


Combining three prevalent genres of the day—the student comedy, the salaryman film, and the domestic drama—Ozu created this warmhearted family comedy, and demonstrated that he was truly coming into his own as a cinema craftsman.

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Tokyo Chorus Directed by Yasujirô Ozu

Critics reviews

The measure of a benshi’s power was his ability to create a voice seductive and strong enough to overpower whatever authorial voice the movie’s director took care to develop on the screen. Indeed, there are moments in Tokyo Chorus in which it’s possible to detect the benshi’s speech creeping oddly into the body of the film itself.
November 06, 2015
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