"I Flunked, But..." ~ CJS Fall Film Series 2012
A group of students prepare for “exam hell.” While not studying or plotting to cheat, they spend their time at a near by café to flirt with Sayoko, a pretty waitress who has feelings for one of the students, Takahashi. Takahashi attempts to cheat on the exam, but fails thanks to some funny business around a shirt and a launderette. His roommates pass and graduate from college, but unable to find jobs, they wish they were back in school. Ozu recalls, “One could say this is the flip side of 'I Graduated, But…' Those who pass and graduate in high spirits cannot land any job, while the ones who flunked can continue to bum around living off their parents’ money. Although Ryu Chishu has appeared in my previous films, it was the first time I let him have a go at a more significant role.”
LIVE music performance by Stephen Warner.