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