Dodes'ka-den

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Dodes'ka-den

slum based on novel or book despair poverty multiple storylines

Dodes'ka-den

Release Date: October 01, 1970

Year    :   1970
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Yonki-no-Kai Productions, Toho Co.
Director    :   Akira Kurosawa
Producers    :   Akira Kurosawa, Yôichi Matsue, Masaki Kobayashi, Kon Ichikawa, Keisuke Kinoshita
Writers    :   Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni, Shûgorô Yamamoto
RunTime    :   140 mins.

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.


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