There Was a Father

Chichi Ariki
by Yasujirô Ozu 1h34min Japan 1942
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Noémie Lvovsky

The most beautiful thing in this movie is the way a story between father & son is told like a love story.


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There Was a Father
by Yasujirô Ozu

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[ MP4 SD - Stéréo 2.0 ]


  • Chishû Ryû : Shuhei Horikawa
  • Shuji Sano : Ryohei
  • Shin Saburi : Yasutaro Kurokawa
  • Takeshi Sakamoto : Makoto Hirata
  • Mitsuko Mito : Fumi
  • Masayoshi Ôtsuka : Seichi
  • And with: Shinichi Himori, Haruhiko Tsuda, Seiji Nishimura, Shinyô Nara


  • Director Yasujirô Ozu
  • Scenario Yasujirô Ozu, Tadao Ikeda, Takao Yanai
  • Photo director Yûharu Atsuta
  • Editing Yoshiyasu Hamamura
  • Original music Kyoichi Saiki
  • Distributor Carlotta Films

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1,33:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1942
  • Release date for France06/29/2005
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorBlack and White
  • LanguageJapanese
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