Record of a Tenement Gentleman

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August 25, 1995 at 04:00 AM EDT

Viewing a film by the late Japanese master Yasujiro Ozu can be a bit like watching water boil. This rarely seen postwar effort, about a crotchety widow (Iida) who discovers maternal love when she reluctantly takes in an abandoned boy, may be slow-moving by Hollywood standards, but Record of a Tenement Gentleman rewards patience with rich sentiment that’s never mawkish. It’s a must for Ozu fans as well as the uninitiated, though it should be noted that the source print is slightly marred by occasional audio static. B

Record of a Tenement Gentleman

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Movie
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Unrated
Cast
Chisu Ryo,
Choko Iida
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Record of a Tenement Gentleman

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