Dodes'ka-den (1970)

By turns tragic and transcendent, Akira Kurosawa’s film follows the daily lives of a group of people barely scraping by in a slum on the outskirts of Tokyo. Yet as desperate as their circumstances are, each of them—the homeless father and son envisioning their dream house; the young woman abused by her uncle; the boy who imagines himself a trolley conductor—finds reasons to carry on. The unforgettable Dodes’ka-den was made at a tumultuous moment in Kurosawa’s life. And all of his hopes, fears, and artistic passion are on fervent display in this, his gloriously shot first color film.

Directing:
  • Akira Kurosawa

Writing:
  • Akira Kurosawa
  • Hideo Oguni
  • Shinobu Hashimoto

Stars:
Release Date: 1970-10-01
themoviedb icon 7.2/10
  • Country: JP
  • Language: 日本語
  • Runtime: 140

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