The Student Comedies (UK-import) (DVD)

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Master Japanese director Yasujiro Ozu (Tokyo Story) is revered for his unique and poetic style. This 2-disc set brings together all of his surviving early student-genre comedies for the first time.

Days Of Youth (Wakaki Hi)
Ozu’s earliest surviving film follows students Watanabe and Yamamoto as they unknowingly compete for the same girl.

I Flunked, But... (Rakudai Wa Shita Keredo)
Takahashi finds a creative way to avoid doing his revision in this roguish comedy reminiscent of Harold Lloyd’s The Freshman.

The Lady And The Beard (Shukujo To Hige)
Graduate Okajima finds his old-fashioned beard makes life difficult in a comedy exploring the tension between tradition and modernity.

Where Now Are The Dreams Of Youth? (Seishun No Yume Ima Izuko)
Ozu’s long-term collaborator Kogo Noda scripts a subtle shift from light to dark as Hirano’s carefree college life is marred by tragedy.


  • I Graduated, But… (Yasujiro Ozu, 1929,11 minutes): surviving fragment of Ozu’s early student comedy.
  • Newly-commissioned scores for all films by Ed Hughes featuring The Camilleri Trio and Richard Casey.
  • Ozu: Emotion and Poetry (2011, 20 minutes): Tony Rayns discusses Ozu’s early work and influences.
  • Illustrated booklet with newly commissioned essays from Asian cinema expert Tony Rayns and Alexander Jacoby.


Produksjonsår 1929 Utgitt 2012
Format DVD Sone Sone 2 - Import
Sjanger Komedie Antall disker 2
Spilletid 5 timer 16 minutter Aldersgrense 7
Undertekster Engelsk Lydformater Mono 1.0 (Stumfilm)
Bildeformater Fullscreen 4:3, Sort/Hvitt Regissør Yasujiro Ozu
Skuespillere Diverse Bestillingsnummer BFIVD927
Leverandør Gardners