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I Lived, But... (1983)

Ikite wa mita keredo - Ozu Yasujirô den (original title)
A documentary about Ozu's life and career.

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Kazuo Inoue

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Kazuo Inoue (screenplay), Kazuo Inoue (structure) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ineko Arima ... Herself
Chikage Awashima ... Herself
Shôhei Imamura ... Himself
Shima Iwashita ... Herself
Tatsuya Jô Tatsuya Jô ... Narrator
Kashiko Kawakita Kashiko Kawakita ... Herself
Keisuke Kinoshita ... Himself
Keiko Kishi ... Herself
Kyôko Kishida ... Herself
Kie Nakai Kie Nakai ... Herself
Nobuo Nakamura ... Himself
Mariko Okada Mariko Okada ... Herself
Donald Richie Donald Richie ... Himself
Chishû Ryû ... Himself (as Chishuu Ryuu)
Tadao Sato Tadao Sato ... Himself (as Tadao Satô)
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A documentary about Ozu's life and career.

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

29 October 1983 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

The Life and Works of Yasujiro Ozu See more »

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Shochiku See more »
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Mono
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This documentary is featured on the Criterion Collection's 2-disc DVD for _Tokyo monogatari (1953)_. See more »

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References Early Spring (1956) See more »

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Worthy tribute to a Japanese master
22 May 2003 | by kerpanSee all my reviews

An extremely lovely tribute to Ozu, on the 20th anniversary of his death. It uses a combination of footage from vintage films and new material (both interviews and Ozu-related locations) shot by Ozu's long-time camera-man (who came out of retirement to work on this). Surprisingly (or perhaps not), it focuses less on Ozu's accomplishments as a film-maker than on his impact on the lives of the people he worked with. One of the best films of this type I've ever seen.


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