About the film
slum based on novel or book despair poverty multiple storylines
Release Date: October 01, 1970
|Production Companies||:||Yonki-no-Kai Productions, Toho Co.|
|Producers||:||Akira Kurosawa, Yôichi Matsue, Masaki Kobayashi, Kon Ichikawa, Keisuke Kinoshita|
|Writers||:||Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni, Shûgorô Yamamoto|
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.