The Only Son

The Only Son

Synopsis

Against the backdrop of depression-era Japan, Ozu's first sound film The Only Son observes a single-parent only-child relationship from the mother's perspective. Otsune Nonomiya (Choko Lida) works long hours in a silk factory to fund her son Ryosuke's college education in Tokyo. When she visits him to see his new life she finds some very startling surprises. Featuring Chishu Ryu as the teacher who convinces Otsune to part with Ryosuke, The Only Son is a powerful tale of sacrifice and hope.

Technical Specs

Director: Yasujirō Ozu
Year: 1936
Country: Japan
Language: Japanese
Duration: 83 min
Colour: B/W
Certificate: U
Alternate Title: Hitori Musuko