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I Was Born, But... (Otona no miru ehon - Umarete wa mita keredo) (1932)

I Was Born, But...
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7.8 IMDB rating

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Tatsuo Saito

Tatsuo Saito

Chichi
Tomio Aoki

Tomio Aoki

Keiji
Mitsuko Yoshikawa

Mitsuko Yoshikawa

Haha (Yoshi's Wife)
Teruyo Hayami

Teruyo Hayami

Fujin
Seiichi Katô

Seiichi Katô

Kodomo
Shoichi Kofujita

Shoichi Kofujita

Kozou (Delivery boy)


Written by (View all)
Akira Fushimi

Akira Fushimi

(scenario)
Geibei Ibushiya

Geibei Ibushiya

(adaptation)


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Release date: 3 June 1932
Japan (8), 1930s (6), Silent (3), B&w (2), Japanese (2), East Asia (1), 1932 (1), Children (1), I Was Born But... (1)
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"August 25th Directed by: Yasujiro Ozu Surprisingly much better than the supposed remake of the film Good Morning. I say that because the film is almost entirely different except for one big plot point. The difference is Good Morning has a lot more going for it in terms of aesthetic, being made in the 60's and all, where everything looks incredible. But what Good Morning lacks is a good story, which I didn't even realize until seeing this. Normally, I'm not really a stickler for story in films,"


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