The A-Z of Ozu

A bluffers' guide to the films of Yasujiro Ozu


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Ozu never went to college, instead joining Shochiku studios as a camera assistant at 19, hence his portrayal of education tends to be light-hearted. Early ’30s comedies, including ‘I Flunked, but…’ show Tokyo students primarily interested in cheating and skiving.