The A-Z of Ozu

A bluffers' guide to the films of Yasujiro Ozu


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Beyond the slow, reflective studies of familial breakdown, Ozu proved to be a dab hand at genre filmmaking in his early years. ‘Dragnet Girl’, from 1933 is widely considered his most enjoyable stab at a gangster picture, mixing the thrills of the western with compositions and edits that served as a forerunner to a mature, post-war style.