Hitori musuko (The Only Son)
Hitori musuko (The Only Son) (1936)

A good-natured mother gives up everything to ensure her son's education and future.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1936
DVD Release Date: August 17, 2010
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Roger Ebert

Why was I thinking about flower arrangement while watching "The Only Son" the first sound film made by the Japanese master Ozu? It must have involved the meticulous and loving care he used with his familiar visual elements.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's the noted director's first talkie and one of his best signature family dramas.

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Richard Brody
New Yorker

Ozu distills a lifetime of silent misunderstandings and muffled frustrations in a painful succession of false smiles and showy courtesies ...

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Sean Axmaker
Parallax View

... the level of disappointment and despair in this film is unusual and devastating.

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danny d
you can already see the technical prowess of ozu's technique in this early film. the film was shot well and the story deeply moving. the film is held… More