Drama, crime, by Yasujirō Ozu, Japan, 1930.
The plot of the film follows the story of Kenji, a low-ranking gangster, who decides to give up his life of crime and settle down. He falls in love with Yasue, a young car mechanic, and the two plan to get married. However, Kenji's past catches up with him when his former gang mates try to get him involved in a new criminal business. "Walk Cheerfully!" explore themes of redemption, love, and the struggle to break free from a life of crime. Like many of Ozu's works, the film delves into the complexities of human relationships and social norms.
It is a film that enchants the viewer with its emotional depth and visual elegance, through the winding roads of redemption and love, in a subtle ballet between past and future. Ozu's direction is masterful: through the skilful use of the characters' facial expressions and the dynamics of relationships, he captures the viewer's heart. Visual storytelling is a symphony of emotions and meanings that speaks directly to the viewer's soul without the need for words. "Walk Cheerfully!" it is a work that transcends time, as it explores universal themes such as the desire for redemption, the power of love and the struggle against one's past. Ozu reminds us that each of us has a chance to change and find happiness, even when it seems that fate has already written the script for us.
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