Good Morning

Sochiku (1959)
Comedy, Drama, Family, Foreign
Japan | Japanese | Color | 1h 34min

A lighthearted take on director Yasujiro Ozu’s perennial theme of the challenges of inter­generational relationships, Good Morning tells the story of two young boys who stop speaking in protest after their parents refuse to buy a television set. Ozu weaves a wealth of subtle gags through a family portrait as rich as those of his dramatic films, mocking the foibles of the adult world through the eyes of his child protagonists. Shot in stunning color and set in a suburb of Tokyo where housewives gossip about the neighbors’ new washing machine and unemployed husbands look for work as door-to-door salesmen, this charming comedy refashions Ozu’s own silent classic I Was Born, But . . . to gently satirize consumerism in postwar Japan.


Cast View all

Keiji Sada Heiichirô Fukui
Yoshiko Kuga Setsuko Arita
Chishu Ryu Keitarô Hayashi
Kuniko Miyake Tamiko Hayashi
Haruko Sugimura Kikue Haraguchi
Koji Shitara Minoru Hayashi
Masahiko Shimazu Isamu Hayashi
Kyôko Izumi Midori Maruyama
Toyo Takahashi Shige Ôkubo
Sadako Sawamura Kayoko Fukui
Eijiro Tono Tomizawa
Teruko Nagaoka Toyoko Tomizawa
Eiko Miyoshi Mitsue Haraguchi
Haruo Tanaka Haraguchi
Akira Oizumi Akira Maruyama
Fujio Suga Itô Sensei
Taiji Tonoyama Oshiuri no Otoko
Akio Satake Bôhan Beru no Otoko
Keijiro Morozumi Junsa
Mutsuko Sakura Oden'ya no Nyôbô
Norikazu Takeda Zennosuke Ôkubo
Yôko Chimura Sakuma Sensei
Hajime Shirata Kôzô Harada
Masuo Fujiki Yoshikazu Ôkubo
Toshio Shimamura Oden'ya no Teishu

Crew View all

Director Yasujiro Ozu
Writer Yasujiro Ozu, Kôgo Noda
Producer Shizuo Yamanouchi
Photography Yûharu Atsuta
Musician Toshirô Mayuzumi

Editions

Barcode Format Region Released Edition
715515198011 Blu-ray A May 16, 2017
037429149720 DVD 1 Aug 22, 2000
715515198110 DVD 1 May 16, 2017
9789085140047 DVD 2 Oct 12, 2004
9322225076198 DVD 4
3453277867246 DVD
4895033736967 DVD
5602193338363 DVD