A widow is pressured into taking care of a homeless orphan who has suddenly appeared in a Tokyo neighbourhood. While mostly trying to get rid of the boy at first, she soon finds herself growing fond of him. A bittersweet post-war tale where healing and reconstruction are the priorities, Record of a Tenement Gentleman portrays some of Ozu’s dearest motifs – fragmented families, the melancholy of the ordinary – through his distinctive humorous, gentle vision of the world.

  • Duration: 72’
  • Production year: 1947
  • Country: JP
  • Language: JP Subtitles: PT

Yasujirō Ozu