30 hand picked films. A new one every day
A girl works hard to put her younger brother through school only to have him kill himself when he learns that she has financed his education by becoming a prostitute.
Une oeuvre rare du grand metteur en scène, projetée au festival du film muet de Pordenone (2005) d'une puissante acuité psychologique...
Made very quickly, this melodrama is a solid short film for Ozu. And while the story is a bit weak and surprisingly tragic, Ozu's direction makes it all work somehow.
I love when Ozu takes on the darker subjects within Japanese society. This is very melodramatic, especially in comparison with many of Ozu's other films. It's a very good but sad film.
Damn that ending was dark! This a great hidden gem in the Ozu collection!