( 1948, Japan, 84')
A movie that is quite unlike others in Ozu’s filmography. It contains scenes of brute domestic violence, in contrast with Ozu’s usually controlled style. This minor picture finds its magic in the surrounding details linking the main plot points. They are, in fact, the leitmotivs (a gasometer, dirt tracks in post-war Tokyo, workers walking back home under the rain) that give a sense of tranquil hope for a better future in a country devastated by war.