Tokyo Chorus (Tokyo no kôrasu)
Tokyo Chorus (Tokyo no kôrasu) (1931)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1931
DVD Release Date: April 22, 2008
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Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

There's a touch of Lubitsch here with some quiet comic asides.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

This slice of life film represents a turning point in Ozu's career, as it marks the beginning period of his more mature films.

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Sean Axmaker
Turner Classic Movies Online

... 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.

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Stella Dallas
ozu stubbornly continued making silent films until 1935 but this charming piece feels more modern than many western productions of the period. ozu has a way of… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]In "Tokyo Chorus," Shinji Okajima(Tokihiko Okada) is a father of three who works at an insurance company in Tokyo. It is the… More
Antonius Block
Passable, but from the looks of other commentary, I will have to provide a dissenting vote. In this film, Director Yasujiro Ozu tells the story of a married… More