Tokyo Chorus (Tokyo no kôrasu)
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Tokyo Chorus (Tokyo no kôrasu)
Tokyo Chorus is a dark comedy about unemployment and family in prewar Japan. The film opens with a group of young men at their school graduation. After saying goodbye to their teacher, they are off into the working world. The story follows a single man and his difficulties at his job. He cannot avoid annoying his boss, a tempestuous man, and he's summarily fired. The remainder of the movie concerns his descent into unemployment and the pressure it puts on his family. In a wonderful scene, his wife discovers that he's sold her kimonos to buy food. She approaches him crying while… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"There's a touch of Lubitsch here with some quiet comic asides."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"This slice of life film represents a turning point in Ozu's career, as it marks the beginning period of his more mature films."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"... Ozu fills the film with deft sight gags, many thanks to the antics of the son, yet there's undercurrent of desperation to the comedy."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Turner Classic Movies Online
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