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    I Was Born, But...

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    Year1932
    Original titleUmarete wa mita keredo
    Original lang.Silent
    CountryJapan
    Run time2h00m
    GenreComedy
    Directed byYasujiro Ozu
    Written byAkira Fushimi, Geibei Ibushiya
    CompanyNew Yorker FilmsNew Yorker FilmsNew Yorker Films
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    Synopsis

    Yoshii, an office clerk, moves with his family to his boss' neighborhood in the Tokyo suburbs. Though his two sons, Ryoichi and Kenji, are initially reluctant to go to school because of a bully and his gang, they eventually turn the tables to take his place. One day, the two brothers visit their new "friend," Taro, who also happens to be the son of their father's boss, Iwasaki. There, they chance upon a home movie filmed by Iwasaki, in which their father is playing a fool. The boys are shocked to witness their usually strict and patriarchal father appearing in such subservience to his boss. Billed as a "comedy of embarrassments," I Was Born, But... shows the effects of depression on the rapidly modernizing urban space of Japan, along with a curious class-consciousness.

    Starring

    Tatsuo Saitô
    Tomio Aoki
    Mitsuko Yoshikawa
    Hideo Sugawara
    Takeshi Sakamoto
    Teruyo Hayami
    Seiichi Katô
    Shôichi Kofujita
    Seiji Nishimura
    Zentaro Iijima
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