Passing Fancy
Passing Fancy (1933)

The first of many films featuring the endearing single-dad Kihachi, Passing Fancy is a humorous and heartfelt study of a close, if fraught, father-son relationship.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1933
DVD Release Date: April 22, 2008
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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

A kind of odd departure for Ozu.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A pleasing melodramatic silent directed by the great Yasujiro Ozu.

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Sean Axmaker
Turner Classic Movies Online

... utterly contemporary to the times, a stylized snapshot of working class life in 1933 Japan, and Ozu's details of their subsistence existence... creates a rich atmosphere.

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Stella Dallas
another completely charming comedy/drama character study of japanese family life, this one concerning a single father and his son. the film is anchored by a… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]Directed by Yasujiro Ozu, "Passing Fancy" is a winning and charming movie about friendship, family and loyalty. Kihachi(Takeshi… More