Master Japanese director Yasujiro Ozu 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) 1929 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) 1930 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) 1931 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) 1932 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.