Tokyo Chorus (1931) IMDb

Viewing

Seen in 2017.

Seen without sound.

Subject

An insurance salesman with a master’s degree and a family is fired for standing up for a co-worker.

Commentary

It’s remarkable how complete Ozu’s style was by this point. Child and adult perspectives on the matter get equal weight, while the childish arrogance of the man is his hamartia.

References here: The Simpsons (1989).

Japanese production movie