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The Only Son

1936 Rated NR 1hr 23m

Hoping to provide her son Ryosuke (Masao Hayama, Shinichi Himori) with a better future, widowed factory worker Tsune (Chôko Iida) works tirelessly to send him to boarding school. But when she reunites with Ryosuke years later, she's disappointed to find him carving out a meager existence. Director Yasujiro Ozu made his first foray into films with dialogue with this 1936 drama about family, sacrifice and regret.

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Movie Details

Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

Japanese: Dolby Digital Mono

Other features

Filmed in B&W; interactive menus; scene access.