The Only Son
- Original title
Hitori musuko (The Only Son)
- Running time
- 87 min.
Yasujiro Ozu, Tadao Ikeda, Masao Arata
Shojiro Sugimoto (B&W)
Drama | Poverty. Family Relationships
- Synopsis / Plot
- In 1923, in the province of Shinshu, the widow and simple worker of a silk factory Tsune Nonomiya (O-Tsune) decides to send her only son to Tokyo for having a better education. Thirteen years later, she visits her son Ryosuke Nonomiya (Shinichi Himori), and finds that he is a poor and frustrated night-school teacher with a wife, Sugiko (Yoshiko Tsubouchi), and a baby boy.
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