• Japan
  • 1933
  • 100 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • Japanese
  •  

This formally accomplished and psychologically complex gangster tale pivots on the growing attraction between Joji, a hardened career criminal, and Kazuko, the sweet-natured older sister of a newly initiated young hoodlum—a relationship that provokes the jealousy of Joji’s otherwise patient moll, Tokiko. With effortlessly cool performances and visual inventiveness, Dragnet Girl is a bravura work from Yasujiro Ozu.

Film Essays

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Eclipse Series 42: Silent Ozu—Three Crime Dramas

By Michael Koresky April 24, 2015

Atypical in style and subject, Yasujiro Ozu’s early crime dramas show a future master brilliantly experimenting with camera and editing. Read more »

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Dark Passages: Exile at Home

By Imogen Sara Smith December 19, 2016

Imogen Sara Smith examines the tensions between tradition and modernity reflected in two silent crime films by Yasujiro Ozu and Tomu Uchida. Read more »


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The Signature Style of Yasujiro Ozu

December 11, 2015

With his singular and unwavering style, Japanese director Yasujiro Ozu disregarded the established rules of cinema and created a visual language all his own. Precise compositions, contemplative . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Silentozu_thumbnail

Eclipse Series 42: Silent Ozu—Three Crime Dramas

By Michael Koresky April 24, 2015

Atypical in style and subject, Yasujiro Ozu’s early crime dramas show a future master brilliantly experimenting with camera and editing. Read more »

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