The A-Z of Ozu

A bluffers' guide to the films of Yasujiro Ozu


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Ozu’s detractors claim that he made the same film over and over again, yet endless fascination remains in the myriad facets of human nature displayed in the admittedly narrow subject range of his mature output. The versatility of his earlier career (working-class realism, slapstick, gangster pics) is also worth noting.