The A-Z of Ozu

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A bluffers' guide to the films of Yasujiro Ozu

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Having seen action during national service in ’30s Manchuria, Ozu was later stranded with the Japanese surrender in Singapore, so he witnessed militarism first hand. His films often feature former combatants readjusting to life, but remain sceptical of any jingoist flag-waving.

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