Dragnet Girl

This silent gangster picture by Yasujiro Ozu (1933), about a typist determined to make her criminal boyfriend go straight, is one of the most striking of Ozu’s American-style silents. It stars the great Kinuyo Tanaka, who later played the title role in Mizoguchi’s The Life of Oharu and subsequently became a director herself (the first Japanese woman to do so). In Japanese with subtitles. 100 min. (JR)

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