Until the Day We Meet Again (1932)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Drama  |   Run Time - 110 min.  |   Countries - Japan  |  
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Synopsis by Brian Whitener

Until the Day We Meet Again was one of Yasujiro Ozu's very first pictures. Set over the course of a single night, the film explores the relationship of a young man and his love, a prostitute. The young man must leave for the army first thing in the morning, so the two sit up discussing their future and remembering their past. Having fought his father's disapproval, the young man knows that their relationship cannot survive the hardships of adult life, where responsibilities and events will separate them forever. As they talk, they explore their feelings and societal responses to their love as memory and inevitability collide under the cover of an eternal night. No prints of this film survive. By all reports, it was very popular with Japanese audiences and one of Ozu's most successful depictions of romantic love.