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Only Son /  There Was a Father (Criterion Collection)
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These rare early films from Yasujiro Ozu (TOKYO STORY, AN AUTUMN AFTERNOON) are considered by many to be two of the Japanese director's finest works, paving the way for a career among the most sensitive and significant in film history. THE ONLY SON and THERE WAS A FATHER make a graceful pair, bookending a crucial period in Japanese history. In the former, Ozu's first sound film, made during a time of intense economic crisis, a mother sacrifices her own happiness for her sons education; the latter, released in the midst of World War II, stars Ozu stalwart Chishu Ryu as a widowed schoolteacher trying to raise a son despite financial hardship. Criterion proudly presents these nearly lost treasures for the first time on home video.

Title: Only Son / There Was a Father (Criterion Collection)
Genre: Drama-Classics, Foreign-Japanese
Starring: Choko Iida, Shinichi Himori, Chishu Ryu, Shuji Sano, Shin Saburi
Director: Yasujiro Ozu
Studio: Criterion
Attributes: Black & White, Subtitled
Release Date: 7/13/2010
Product Type: DVD
Rated: NR
UPC: 715515060813
Item #: HVD002220

Subtitles: ENG
Closed Caption: No
Street Date: 7/13/2010
Original Language: JAP

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