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Wed Oct 22, 2014 3:11 pm
tt0046438 Tokyo Story (1953)
An elderly couple journey to Tokyo to visit their children and are confronted by indifference, ingratitude and selfishness. When the parents are packed off to a resort by their impatient children, the film deepens into an unbearably moving meditation on mortality.
tt0023634 I Was Born, But... (1932)
Two young brothers become the leaders of a gang of kids in their neighborhood. Their father is an office clerk who tries for advancement by playing up his boss. When the boys visit the boss' house with their father, they discover that their dad has been making a fool of himself to please his boss, who's son is an outwitted member of the boys' gang. The brothers' revolt claiming that hierarchy should be based on ability, not on social background. Ozu's charming film is a social satire that draws from the antics of childhood as well as the tragedy of maturity.
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Wed Oct 22, 2014 3:13 pm
tt0851578 Paprika (2006)
Three scientists at the Foundation for Psychiatric Research fail to secure a device they've invented, the D.C. Mini, which allows people to record and watch their dreams. A thief uses the device to enter people's minds, when awake, and distract them with their own dreams and those of others. Chaos ensues. The trio - Chiba, Tokita, and Shima - assisted by a police inspector and by a sprite named Paprika must try to identify the thief as they ward off the thief's attacks on their own psyches. Dreams, reality, and the movies merge, while characters question the limits of science and the wisdom of Big Brother.
tt2013293 The Wind Rises (2013)
Jiro dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni. Nearsighted from a young age and unable to be a pilot, Jiro joins a major Japanese engineering company in 1927 and becomes one of the world's most innovative and accomplished airplane designers. The film chronicles much of his life, depicting key historical events, including the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, the Great Depression, the tuberculosis epidemic and Japan's plunge into war. Jiro meets and falls in love with Nahoko, and grows and cherishes his friendship with his colleague Honjo.
tt0114038 On Your Mark (1995)
Set in the future: Two men learn that a mysterious winged girl has been taken prisoner, and then decide that they must free her at any cost.
tt4005642 Yuki no Taiyou (1972)
The Story centers around a child name Yuki, a 10-year old orphan who's being adopted by a family.
Wed Oct 22, 2014 3:14 pm
tt0053626 Wedding Day<Baishey Shravana>(1960)
The time is immediately before World War II. The place a remote village in Bengal. Priyanath, a middle aged man and the last offspring of a once wealthy family, gets married to a lovely teenage girl to please his widowed mother. Overcoming the initial inhibitions, he starts enjoying the happiness of a normal married life.
Life continues to be a struggle for Priyanath. He earns a livelihood by hawking motley wares in the local trains. One day, when he is away with his wife Malati to a village fair, a violent storm brings down the roof in his mother’s room and kills her. Priyanath loses his job too for not keeping up with the younger hawkers. The couple is exposed to the events happening outside. The war comes and brings famine in its wake. There is a mass exodus from the village but Priyanath refuses to leave his home.
After three days of starvation, one day, when Priyanath finally manages to get some rice, he eats his food with an animal like greed without leaving anything for his wife. Malati can stand starvation, but cannot accept her husband’s new selfishness. Their relationship gets increasingly embittered. After another confrontation, Priyanath leaves home and finds his wife dead on return.
tt0065878 Ichhapuran (1970)
Naughty Sushil is disinterested in studies and enjoys playing pranks on everyone. Though at the surface his father Subal tries to correct him, inside he likes the child’s free spiritedness and longs to be young like him. Scolded by everyone, Sushil on the other hand, wishes to be like his father so he can always get his way. One night, their wishes are fulfilled as their bodies get swapped. After much comical confusion in the village, the two finally appreciate the importance of their individual positions in life and desire to get back to their original self. Directed by one of the greatest auteur of World Cinema - Mrinal Sen - and based on a story by Rabindranath Tagore, Ichhapuran uses humour to deliver a poignant lesson - that each one of us has a place in the world no one else can ever fulfill.
tt0058889 Akash Kusum (Up in the Clouds) (1965)
A young man still to find a place in the sun puts up an innocent bluff to a young girl he chances upon. They meet frequently since then. Bluffs continue to pile up. There is no way out. In a desperate bid the young man tries to break the wealth barrier. His friend, well placed in life, cautions him. He turns a deaf ear. The inevitable happens. The young man grows wiser but pays heavily for it.
Wed Oct 22, 2014 3:17 pm
tt0060679 Man of the Soil<Matira Manisha > (1966)
Working outside Bengal for the first time, Sen sets the film in Orissa. The film contrasts traditional and modern values as exemplified by divergent attitudes of two brothers to their inherited land. Such divergence in attitudes is intensified during war years when native exploiters and controllers of agrarian economy appear on the scene. Interestingly, no conclusion is drawn and no judgment is offered in the film. The spectator is asked to watch and, in the process, to get involved, to question.
tt0067252 Interview (1971)
A dawn to dusk account of a young man in search of a job. This is his day of an interview in a swell Indo-British firm where, logically, he has to look his best. His only suit, a complete one, is in the laundry, and as luck would have it, all city laundries are on strike from that morning. The film is an intense search for a new suit to be borrowed from any of his friends, the loss of a good one procured that way, again a frantic search, and finally the interview—all erratic blending of fictional narrative, news reel coverage and near-cinema-verite type documentation. The film ends with a strange interview between the dejected young man and an unseen spectator who has watched him since the film started. And at last the film arrives at a moment of judgment -- that of the value-world.
tt0070498 Padatik (The Guerilla Fighter) (1973)
A political activist escapes the prison van and is sheltered in a posh apartment owned by a sensitive young woman. Both are rebels: the activist against political treachery and the other on social level. Both are bitter about badly organized state of things. Being in solitary confinement, the fugitive engages himself in self-criticism and, in the process, questions the leadership. Questions are not allowed, obeying that is mandatory. Displeasure leads to bitterness, bitterness to total rift. The struggle has to continue, both for the political activist, now segregated, and the woman in exile.
tt1584101The Representative<Pratinidhi> (1964)
A young engineer marries a young widow with a child by her previous husband. In a society where taboos play a dominant role, the marital life, despite the best intentions, grows increasingly difficult and finally collapses.
Wed Oct 22, 2014 3:19 pm
tt0066880 Calcutta 71 (1971)
A young man, eternally 20, walks through history, through poverty, squalor and death. Eternally 20 and killed so many times -- killed because he has been protesting and has remained an agent-provocateur. He comes and goes, between stories, each story having an independent set-up and new characters, but all stories harping on the eternal reality: Poverty and Degradation. While the physical look of poverty and hunger remains unchanged, it is the mind and attitude that keeps on changing. At the end, the young man of 20 appears on the screen again, just killed, and “incites” the spectators to react.
tt0078057 Parashuram (The Man with the Axe)
Carrying an axe on his shoulder and preserving the strange memory of his encounter with a tiger, a rural migrant comes to the city and shares a temporary shelter with an old beggar in an abandoned graveyard. There are others, a vast lot of rural migrants, who, hoping against all hopes, spread out in the sprawling city and live sub-human existence.
Appears a girl from nowhere. She is a queer drifter, deserted by her husband, duped by another man and now in search of a “home”. She comes to the graveyard and enjoys a new life with the man with the axe. Later, the girl disappears into darkness, perhaps, for a better home.
The man is in frightful loneliness. And, there, in a strange fantasy, he wages a fierce battle with darkness. In darkness he meets his adversaries.
tt0328810 Aamaar Bhuvan (2002)
Set around a Muslim community in a small village in West Bengal, Mrinal Sen’s last film Amar Bhuvan (2002) is a comeback vehicle for the veteran director after a long hiatus. Deeply disturbed by the increasing violence in our society, Mrinal Sen had focused his lens on a theme of love this time around.
The film revolved around a triangle viz Meher (Kaushik Sen), Noor (Saswato Chaterjee) & Sakina (Nandita Das). Noor marries Sakina, but soon separates from her. He leaves for the Gulf and returns with a lot of money and a wife after a few years. Meanwhile, Sakina had married Meher and they have three children. Meher somehow manages to eke out a livelihood through farming and other menial jobs. Noor and Meher are cousins, and Noor employs Meher on contract jobs because of his skill and efficiency. Meher also earns some money in the process.
Wed Oct 22, 2014 3:20 pm
tt0109140 Antareen (1994)
The young writer (Anjan Dutta) seeking inspiration is living alone an old mansion of friend in Calcutta, one night he starts talking to an anonymous stranger (Dimple Kapadia) over phone, the conversation soon develop into a relationship as details of their lives are revealed. Then they decide to meet on a train.
tt0097268 Ek Din Achanak (1989)
It is the story of a man -- of one among many. Suddenly one day the man, a retired professor, disappears. Days roll into months, life goes on, but the children and the wife keep on looking back. The lost man appears on the scene over and over again -- all fragmented encounters between him and others, all that happened in the past which freely intermingle with the present. Thus, through unceasing dialogue between the past and the present, life of the interior begins to unfold itself revealing receptions an diverse levels and eventually cutting the man to his size.
tt0079098 Ek Din Pratidin (1979)
The bread-winning daughter in a middle-class family fails to return from work one evening. The night begins with worries at home, followed by midnight searches and finally a deepening crisis arising out of economic and moral constraints prevalent in the society. Yet the film speaks of hope, of strength hidden behind despair.
tt0091105 Genesis (1986)
Wretched are the poor and meek, for they shall not inherit the earth. Disinheriting the earth, the defiants among the poor build a new world as do the weaver and the farmer. Refusing to acknowledge a master they scratch out a living in the sprawling ruins of a lost village on the edge of the desert. The drought has thwarted the effort of the farmer and the weaver has made a deal with the trader. In exchange for enough to eat, he turns the trader's raw wool into quality fabrics. The weaver and the farmer have developed a relationship of mutual respect and survival.Then a woman appears in their world. She has been wandering -- trying to escape from her own past of flood and death. When she is greeted with understanding by the two men, she stays.
The village begins again to throb with life, even it is the throb of only three hearts. The presence of the woman has brought a good deal of good into the life of the two men, but the ground under their relationship has begun to shift. Both desire the woman and the rupture begins to show.The trader also sees clearly what is happening. When the tow men go to a local fair in the closest town, they see they are being cheated by the trader. They rebel, but the trader entices them back into his web by giving them cash money.While the trader sees the crop flourishing, he also sees the beginning on the disintegration of the village's "new civilization".The two men are now full of rage of possession for the pregnant woman. With naked fury they attack one another, seeking to kill. The woman leaves. She warns the men that while they tried to escape the "enemy" in the outside world, they brought the "enemy" with them, in themselves.The other "enemy", the trader, arrives to take away their land, The two are reunited to protect their land. But it was too late. A new civilization emerges...
Wed Oct 22, 2014 3:22 pm
tt0085785 Khandhar (1984)
Three friends take a couple of days off and run away from the mad hurry of city life to enjoy themselves in the silence of the ruins, which once was a huge mansion of a feudal estate. In the midst of desolation lives a family of two, a mother and her daughter, heirs to a portion of the derelict mansion. The mother is sick, paralysed, and blind, surviving on a hope that a distant nephew of hers will one day come and, as promised, marry the daughter. But the fact is otherwise: the young man is now with his wife and a child living, perhaps, a settled life in the city. The daughter knows the truth but keeps it to herself. Two days and a half are enough to build a cruel story when, having been thrown into a peculiar situation, the visitors and the daughter are forced to go through a nerve breaking exercise, acting a dreadful play and giving an impression to the ailing and blind mother that the photographer among the visitors is the one who once promised to come and marry the daughter.
After two days and a half, the three friends prepare to leave the ruins and go back to the city. Just before they leave, the photographer and the girl have a short meeting which excites a brief dialog and a mute understanding. Soon after the photographer is back at his post in his studio and the girl is left to terrifying loneliness and to her mother who now will know the whole truth. And life goes on ...
tt0088231 Tasveer Apni Apni (1984)
The protagonist pops out of an author’s novel accusing him of creating a tragic fate for his own character.However, these fictitious characters step into the real climax of the main film which does not spell logic as they just do not exist. So, does this imply that the film can be read as the imagination of the protagonist running wild where nothing is real at all?
tt0080341 Akaler Shandhaney (In Search of a Famine) (1981)
7 September, 1980. A film crew comes to a village to make a film about a famine, which killed five million Bengalees in 1943. It was a man made famine, a side- product of the war, and the film crew will create the tragedy of those millions who died of starvation. The film documents the convivial life among the film crew and the hazards, problems and tension of film making on location. The actors live a double life, and the villagers, both simple and not-so-simple folk watch their work with wonder and suspicion. But as the film progresses, the recreated past begins to confront the present. The uneasy coexistence of 1943 and 1980 reveals bizarre connection, involving a village woman whose visions add a further dimension of time—that of future. A disturbing situation, indeed, for the “famine-seekers”!
tt0084198 The Case Is Closed (1982)
The servant boy, a minor, engaged in a middle class family dies mysteriously locked in a kitchen. Police enquiries reveal he was sleeping in the kitchen near a burning coal oven to keep himself warm in winder. Post-mortem report confirms death by carbon-monoxide gas poisoning. The happy household is suddenly thrown into a psychological trauma. Torn between a sense of guilt and fear of a police case and consequently scandal, the young employer and his wife expose their petty, hypocritical selves. Fearing accusation from the father of the deceased, they make futile attempts to please him. That nothing happens to them and the father departs quietly, leaves them completely defeated and crushed.
Wed Oct 22, 2014 3:23 pm
tt2069716 And the Show Goes on: Indian Chapter (1996)
A survey of Indian cinema which traces the historical development of filmmaking in a country which produces over 800 feature films per year and exports them to half the world, particularly developing counties.
The Century of Cinema is a 18-part series produced by the British Film Institute to celebrate 100 years of cinema. The series was directed by international directors like Scorsese, Oshima, Godard, Sen and others. Mrinal sen directed the Indian chapter of this film.
tt0074926 Mrigaya (The Royal Hunt) (1977)
Nothing is common between the two men to ever meet and understand each other; neither the origin of the British administration of imperial time nor the primitive culture of the tribal from the jungle in central India. Nothing is common but the sharing of a common passion: hunting.
To both of them a big game is a game, a prey a prey; this is probably why Ghinua, the young hunter and a loving husband, reacts like a terrible “hunter” when the usurer-landlord steals his wife. He slays him as the wild pigs have to be slain when they destroy harvest, or a tiger when he lifts a child. An avenged man, he brings his trophy, the head of the most mischievous game in his area, to the only man who will understand him, the English sahib, the other hunter.
Neither Ghinua nor his village will ever understand why the Imperial justice takes his life when a big award is given to the traitor who has killed Shalpu – one who was for them all a revolutionary hero.
tt0076492 Oka Oori Katha (The Outsiders) (1977)
Venkaikh is a strange man, living in a queer world of his own with his son Kistaiah. Through worldly experiences and an inner strength the father and the son have learnt to conquer hunger. The villagers call them freaks beyond correction. To Venkaiah and his son the poor farmers are a pack of fools destined to work for the rich and suffer.
Kistaiah wants to marry Nilamma. The father is against the marriage because it inevitably leads to involvement, involvement to disaster. Kistaiah is adamant. In the family of the reckless two enters a third unit, Nilamma.
Nilamma works very hard to bring order in the family, Venkaiah goes his usual way. Kistaiah stands between the two extremes. The inevitable happens; there is bitterness in the family, which soon takes a terrible shape. In course of time Nilamma conceives. One day when the father and son return after raiding someone’s garden, they find Nilamma in acute pain. The father refuses to call a mid-wife and in the morning Kistaiah finds his wife lying dead.
They decide to give Nilamma a proper funeral. It is also a good excuse to make some money. They go begging around the village and gather a fair amount of money and decide to spend it on drinks after all….
Wed Oct 22, 2014 3:24 pm
tt0082154 Chalchitra (The Kaleidoscope) (1981)
A young ebullient and sensitive Calcuttan meets the editor of a leading newspaper and is assigned to 'do' a newsy yet intimate story of his own middle class milieu within two days. The young man, endowed with erratic enthusiasm, sets every bit of situation he comes across to critical analysis, but fails to build a wholesome reportage. Utterly desperate, he even acts as catalyst but with no tangible effect. In a confused state of mind he dreams an absurd dream full of fury and a deep annoyance at the bourgeoisie. What follows is a second meeting with the editor and an inevitable compromise.
tt0071317 Chorus (1975)
It begins like a fairy tale. It starts with a ritual. A bard appears on the screen and sings.Glory be the new gods who have descended to the Earth!
The chairman of the gods, concerned over the problem of want, arranges for a hundred jobs. But thousands queue for them. Too many people, too many faces, too many problems! The crowd gets disillusioned and popular discontent is mobilized as word spreads that this is just another hoax. The Chorus as well as performing the traditional role of the storyteller provides the political message, juxtaposing stylization and caricature with neo-realist and documentary sequences and direct address to the camera.
Wed Oct 22, 2014 3:26 pm
tt0053104 Neel Akasher Neechey (1959)
Set in turbulent thirties, it is the story of a poor Chinese hawker selling his merchandise, China silk, in the streets of Calcutta. That was the time when China was repulsing the brutal attack of the militarist Japan. That was the time when an outraged Rabindranath Tagore wrote to his friend in Japan, the great poet Noguchi: “I wish your countrymen, whom I love so much, not success but remorse”.
tt0064086 Bhuvan Shome (1969)
Bhuvan Shome is a lonely widower, a proud old man and a disciplinarian. Looking back on the trodden path, strewn with staunch determination and drab attitudes, Bhuvan Shome, a thoroughly unenchanted man, takes a day off and walks into another world-a new world consisting of simple uninitiated village folk. There he rides a bullock cart, encounters a buffalo and finally a village belle. Off to duck shooting amidst the sand dunes, suddenly everything lights up. A day’s exposure to a host of alien situations deepens his sense of loneliness. He realizes that he has no escape from the world which he has built for himself all these years.
tt0049649 The Dawn<Raat Bhor>(1956)
This is the fisrt film directed by Mrinal Sen.The story reveals a poor village boy’s hazardous experience in a rich urban family.
tt0104790 Mahaprithivi (1992)
When the Calcutta family in this drama discovers the body of their grandmother, who has hanged herself, they are understandably upset. In their efforts to understand the event, old family secrets are uncovered and fresh fuel is added to old fires, creating new rifts and alliances.
tt0068531An Unfinished Story<Ek Adhuri Kahani>(1972)
The locale is a sugar mill and its neighborhood where the workers are deprived of bare necessities and the farmers cheated. A young man comes from the city and starts a new job as a clerk. He gets to know the place and the people -- the workers and the farmers. Familiarity grows. The year of depression advances. Crises deepens and spreads all over the world. Community of dangers unite the workers of the mill and the farmer’s of the neighborhood. They get ready to explode. The young clerk betrays. The voice of the militants is silenced. As simple as that, as ruthless as that. And that is not all.
Wed Oct 22, 2014 3:41 pm
tt0053579 Late Autumn (1960)
Family and friends of the late Shuzo Miwa have gathered for his annual memorial service, this one marking the seventh anniversary of his passing. Three of his long time friends - married Shuzo Taguchi, married Soichi Mamiya, and widowed Seiichiro Hirayama - have long known and admitted to each other that they have always been attracted to his widow, Akiko Miwa, who they believe has gotten even more beautiful as she has matured. The three friends take it upon themselves to find a husband for the Miwa's now twenty-four year old daughter, Ayako Miwa, who they believe as beautiful as her mother, and who, as a pure innocent, deserves a good husband. Their self-appointed task is despite them knowing that Ayako does not want them to do so. She doesn't want to get married, at least not yet, as she struggles with her traditional sensibilities in post-war modern Japan. Her first priority as she sees it is to take care of her widowed mother, who would be alone if she were to get married.
tt0055052 The End of Summer (1961)
The family of an older man who runs a small sake brewery become concerned with his finances and his health after they discover him visiting an old mistress from his youth.
tt0025929 A Story of Floating Weeds (1934)
A troupe of actors comes to town, short on funds and bedeviled by bad weather, so they can't put on shows. Kihachi is the troupe's leader. He steals off every day to visit Otsune (an ex-lover) and their son, Shinkichi, who believes his father is a long-dead civil servant. Kihachi has been paying Shinkichi's tuition, and he's now at university. Kihachi's lover, Otaka, the troupe's lead actress, learns Kihachi's secret and plots to ruin Shinkichi and humiliate Kihachi: she offers money to Otoki, the troupe's ingénue, to seduce Shinkichi. Soon the boy is head over heels, and Otoki finds herself with feelings for him. Can this end well or is tragedy at hand?
tt0051720 Equinox Flower (1958)
A business man is often approached by friends for advice and help regarding marriage as well as family and romantic relationships. He is always very calmly and objectively able to give great insight and assistance to these particular situations. However, when it comes time for him to be objective regarding his oldest daughter, he finds it very difficult...
tt0049784 Early Spring (1956)
A young man and his wife struggle within the confines of their passionless relationship while he has an extramarital romance.
tt0044982 Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice (1952)
Takeo, a capricious wife from Tokyo high-society, is bored by her dull husband, a quiet and reliable company executive raised in the country (Shin Saburi) After a crisis, she understands better his true value. A parallel sub-plot shows her niece rebelling against the tradition of arranged marriages.
Wed Oct 22, 2014 3:55 pm
tt0039651 Record of a Tenement Gentleman (1947)
In post-war Japan, a man brings a lost boy to his tenement. No one wants to take the child for even one night; finally, a sour widow, Tané, does. The next day, complaining, she takes the boy to his neighborhood and finds his father has gone to Tokyo; it seems the boy has been abandoned. Tané wants to leave him there, but he follows her home. The next morning he disappears fearing a scolding after wetting the bed. Tané realizes she likes having him there, searches for him, and keeps him when he's found that night. Within days, she considers him her son.
tt0022485 Tokyo Chorus (1931)
Mr. Omura, a teacher, leads a group of male students in an outdoor drill. One slight, comic young man, Shinji Okajima, has no shirt under his jacket; he scratches at fleas and makes faces behind Omura's back. Jump ahead several years, Shinji is married with three children. He sells insurance, and on the company's annual bonus day, he protests when an older worker is fired. Shinji loses his own job as a result, and he and his wife must find ways to cope. Lassitude, pride, the demands and needs of young children, and relationships from bygone school days all play a part in the outcome of their struggle.
tt0027118 An Inn in Tokyo (1935)
An Inn in Tokyo (Tokyo No Yado) is the final installment of Ozu's "Kihachi Trilogy, and also one of his finest silent works. In many way, it anticipates Vittorio De Sica's Italian neorealist classic 'The Bicycle Thieves' as it focuses on the dignity of the individual and the vital details of the Depression, in this case in pre-war Japan. Kihachi is struggling with his two young sons as he tries his best to seek work. With the help of an old friend, Kihachi finally manages to obtain employment. However, in order to help the daughter of a single mother, he must maker a decision that could forfeit all his hopes and desires for a stable life for himself and his two sons.
tt0040505 A Hen in the Wind (1948)
A man returns from World War II to find his desperate wife has resorted to one night of prostitution to pay for their son's hospital bills.
tt0024120 Dragnet Girl (1933)
Tokiko is an office typist who is more pleased at catching the owner's son attention than he knows. That's because her real boyfriend is Joji, a washed up boxer turned gangster and her employer is a great opportunity to milk him for them both. However, when Kazuko, the innocent sister of Hiroshi, a hopeful new member of the gang, comes to Joji to plead with him to send Hiroshi away, the gangster is warmly affected by her. However, Tokiko is jealous and determined to win Joji back no matter what the cost while Joji has his own decisions to make about his life.
tt0034298 The Brothers and Sisters of the Toda Family (1941)
When the patriarch of the Toda family suddenly dies, his widow discovers that he has left her with nothing but debt and married children who are unwilling to support her--except for her most thoughtful son, just returned from China.
tt0020563 Days of Youth (1929)
Two university students vie for the same virginal sweetheart, Chieko (Junko Matsui, whose dimpled smile suggests Ame agaru's Yoshiko Miyazaki). Watanabe (Ichiro Yuki) is a lazy rogue, irresponsible and crafty. As the film opens he advertises that his room is for rent, but keeps lying to interested parties that the place is already rented; he's holding out for a beautiful girl to flirt with. He eventually rents the room to Chieko, and decides the best way to win her heart is to stalk and annoy her until she falls in love with him.
Wed Oct 22, 2014 4:15 pm
tt0024676 Woman of Tokyo (1933)
Ryoichi and Chikako are brother and sister. They live together. Chikako works during the day in a office and at night she prostitutes herself to fund her brother studies in univesity. Ryoichi doesn't know about his sister's secret life but he is dating Harue whose brother is a policeman.
Wed Oct 22, 2014 4:24 pm
tt0029557 What Did the Lady Forget? (1937)
An affluent medical professor, Komiya, and his bossy wife, Tokio, are to look after Setsuko, their high-spirited niece from Osaka. Setsuko is a liberated woman who does what she wants, including smoking, even though she is a minor. On Saturday, the professor does not feel like going to his weekend golf game, but his wife packs him off anyway. So he leaves his bag at the apartment of his student Okada, and goes to a bar with a friend. Setsuko traces him there, and insists that he take her to a geisha house. When she gets rather tipsy, the professor calls Okada to take her home, while he sleeps at Okada's. The wife becomes suspicious of Setsuko when she sees Okada bringing her home, and also of her husband when she discovers that he did not go golfing.
tt0018606 Blade of Penitence (1927)
Ishimatsu is out of jail and wants to rebuild his life. But his brother, Sakichi, and his old partners are not going to allow it.
tt0022048 The Lady and the Beard (1931)
A bearded kendo champion has difficulties in life because of his conservative ways and his unusual beard.
tt0025214 A Mother Should Be Loved (1934)
Two half-brothers try to cope with the loss of their father.
tt0020509 A Straightforward Boy (1929)
A kidnapper coaxes a young boy away from his home neighbourhood with sweets and toys, taking him back to his partner-in-crime at their hideout. However, the boy’s insatiable appetite for mischief and mayhem causes them to set him free. Never the less, knowing that he’s on to a good thing, he reject’s his freedom and determines to stay around, in this gently amusing slapstick comedy. The performances of Saitō Tatsuo, Aoki Tomio, and Sakamoto Takeshi all prove memorable.
tt0021406 That Night's Wife (1930)
A desperate man with a sick daughter decides to commit a robbery in order to help her. He begins to feel remorse though, which makes him question his decision.
tt0019796 Daigaku wa detakeredo (1929)
Recent college grad Nomoto (Minoru Takada) interviews for his first job in Tokyo, but is offered a job as a receptionist and refuses it because it's a menial job not equal to his education qualifications. When his mother (Utako Suzuki) and fiancee Machiko (Kinuyo Tanaka) arrive from the country, Nomoto lies and says he has a job. After marriage he eventually tells his financially stressed-out wife the truth, and later is upset when he learns upon a visit to a bar with a friend that his wife is working as a hostess. Ashamed of his deceit, Nomoto returns to accept the receptionist position but is told by the executive that he was just being tested for character and is offered a respectable salaryman position in the firm's office.
tt0023450 Where Now Are the Dreams of Youth (1932)
Where Now Are the Dreams of Youth? opens similarly to I Flunked, But… with wealthy student Hirano and his friends taking the easy route through college, cheating their way through exams and goofing around outside of school. However, a year before graduation, tragedy strikes as his father dies and his successful business is passed on to the young layabout. The rest of the film looks at how this inexperienced youngster struggles to adjust to adulthood and the strain being ‘the boss’ has on his friendships and relationships.
Wed Oct 22, 2014 4:35 pm
tt0039090 No Regrets for Our Youth (1946)
The daughter of a politically disgraced university professor struggles to find a place for herself in love and life, in the uncertain world of Japan leading into WWII.
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