The Only Son and There Was a Father DVD

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About The Only Son and There Was a Father DVD

These two films, The Only Son and There Was a Father, are seen as rare early films from Yasujiro Ozu (known for Tokyo Story, An Autumn Afternoon) and 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 and made during a time of intense economic crisis, a mother sacrifices her own happiness for her son's education; the latter, released in the midst of World War II, stars Ozu stalwart Chishu Ryu (Late Spring, Tokyo Story) as a widowed schoolteacher trying to raise a son despite financial hardship.

Special Features: Interviews with Tadao Sato, David Bordwell & Kristin Thompson, Booklets.

Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.


  • Media: DVD
  • Spoken Language: Japanese
  • Subtitle Language: English
  • Genre: Drama
  • Age Rating: 13+
  • Run Time: 169
  • Release Date: 7/13/2010
  • Dimensional Weight: 0.33
  • Region Code: 1

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