The Quiet Duel

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The Quiet Duel

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The Quiet Duel

Release Date: March 19, 1949

Year    :   1949
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Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Daiei Film
Director    :   Akira Kurosawa
Producers    :   Sōjirō Motoki, Hisao Ichikawa
Writers    :   Akira Kurosawa, Kazuo Kikuta
RunTime    :   95 mins.

Toshirō Mifune plays a young idealistic doctor who works at his father's (Takashi Shimura) clinic in a small and seedy district. During the war, he contracts syphilis from the blood of a patient when he cuts himself during an operation. Treating himself in secret and tormented by his conscience, he rejects his heartbroken fiancée without explanation.

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