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Where Now Are the Dreams of Youth

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When Tetsuo inherits his father’s company and gives jobs to his college chums, he doesn’t suspect that the rigid social hierarchy separating workers from bosses will have such a destructive effect.

Yasujirō Ozu’s poignant condemnation of the impenetrability of class barriers begins as college slapstick in the Harold Lloyd vein before taking a melancholy and tragic turn.

This stylistically adventurous and thematically bold silent film presents Ozu and Mizoguchi favourite Kinuyo Tanaka in a pivotal role.

With Chishū Ryū.