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46 Ratings

Where Now Are the Dreams of Youth?

Seishun no yume ima izuko

Directed by Yasujirô Ozu
Japan, 1932


Four frat boys try out their cheating gambits at exams, but their friendship is put to the test when Horino inherits his late father’s business empire.

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Where Now Are the Dreams of Youth? Directed by Yasujirô Ozu

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  • AKFilmFan's rating of the film Where Now Are the Dreams of Youth?

    It's not a great Ozu film, but this comedy is subtly funny and well-crafted. While it does get most of its laughs from the first-half (incl. the test taking and classroom scenes), the film unfortunately falls into a melodramatic finish that's not convincing. This is due to the acting & the script's rough edges. It's surprising how Ozu made a solid (though flawed) film so quickly during the delays of I Was Born But...

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