Good Morning

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A lighthearted take on director Yasujiro Ozu’s perennial theme of the challenges of inter­generational relationships, Good Morning tells the story of two young boys who stop speaking in protest after their parents refuse to buy a television set. read more
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A lighthearted take on director Yasujiro Ozu’s perennial theme of the challenges of inter­generational relationships, Good Morning tells the story of two young boys who stop speaking in protest after their parents refuse to buy a television set. Ozu weaves a wealth of subtle gags through a family portrait as rich as those of his dramatic films, mocking the foibles of the adult world through the eyes of his child protagonists. Shot in stunning color and set in a suburb of Tokyo where housewives gossip about the neighbors’ new washing machine and unemployed husbands look for work as door-to-door salesmen, this charming comedy refashions Ozu’s own silent classic I Was Born, But . . . to gently satirize consumerism in postwar Japan.

Original Release

05/12/1959

US Release

06/27/2013

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Cast

Yoshiko Kuga Setsuko Arita
Kuniko Miyake Tamiko Hayashi
Haruko Sugimura Kikue Haraguchi
Kôji Shitara Minoru Hayashi
Masahiko Shimazu Isamu Hayashi
Kyôko Izumi Midori Maruyama
Keiji Sada Heiichirô Fukui
Toyo Takahashi Shige Ôkubo
Sadako Sawamura Kayoko Fukui
Eijirô Tôno Tomizawa
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Yasujiro Ozu

Writers

Kôgo Noda, Yasujiro Ozu

Cast

Yoshiko Kuga Setsuko Arita
Kuniko Miyake Tamiko Hayashi
Haruko Sugimura Kikue Haraguchi
Kôji Shitara Minoru Hayashi
Masahiko Shimazu Isamu Hayashi
Kyôko Izumi Midori Maruyama
Keiji Sada Heiichirô Fukui
Toyo Takahashi Shige Ôkubo
Sadako Sawamura Kayoko Fukui
Eijirô Tôno Tomizawa
Teruko Nagaoka Toyoko Tomizawa
Eiko Miyoshi Mitsue Haraguchi
Haruo Tanaka Haraguchi / Tatsuzô Haraguchi
Akira Ôizumi Akira Maruyama
Fujio Suga Itô Sensei / Itô Sensei - Minoru's Teacher
Taiji Tonoyama Oshiuri no Otoko / Oshiuri no Otoko - Salesman
Akio Satake Bôhan Beru no Otoko
Keijirô Morozumi Junsa
Mutsuko Sakura Oden'ya no Nyôbô
Norikazu Takeda Zennosuke Ôkubo / Zen'nosuke Ôkubo

Producers

Editors

Yoshiyasu Hamamura

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