Record of a Tenement Gentleman | Chicago Reader

Record of a Tenement Gentleman

A warm comedy of life in postwar Japan, warm in the way only Yasujiro Ozu's cold and formal style can be (1947). A boy, found abandoned at a Tokyo train station, is put under the reluctant care of a middle-aged woman who makes her living in the black market. She pushes him away, but always he comes back, sad eyed and silent. Slowly a certain affection grows between the two, as Ozu deflects the sentimental thrust of the material by taking it all in through his passive, profoundly accepting point of view. In Japanese with subtitles. 72 min.


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