Stray Dog

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Stray Dog

detective tokyo, japan post war japan heatwave

Stray Dog

Release Date: October 17, 1949

Year    :   1949
Slogan    :   «... The Suspense Filled Story of 7 Bullets!»
Genres    :   Crime, Drama, Thriller
Production Companies    :   Film Art Association, Toho Company, Ltd., Shintoho Company
Director    :   Akira Kurosawa
Producers    :   Akira Kurosawa, Sōjirō Motoki, Senkichi Taniguchi, Kajirō Yamamoto
Writers    :   Akira Kurosawa, Ryûzô Kikushima
RunTime    :   122 mins.

A bad day gets worse for young detective Murakami when a pickpocket steals his gun on a hot, crowded bus. Desperate to right the wrong, he goes undercover, scavenging Tokyo’s sweltering streets for the stray dog whose desperation has led him to a life of crime. With each step, cop and criminal’s lives become more intertwined and the investigation becomes an examination of Murakami’s own dark side.

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