The Eleventh Hour

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The Eleventh Hour

The Eleventh Hour

Release Date: November 24, 1957

Year    :   1957
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Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Toei Company
Director    :   Tomu Uchida
Producers    :   
Writers    :   Shinobu Hashimoto, Tomu Uchida
RunTime    :   109 mins.

Based on a 1956 television feature on Japan’s national network, NHK, this is one of Uchida’s rarest films. A socially conscious drama with a contemporary backdrop, Dotanba focuses on the attempts to rescue a group of trapped miners. The title is a figure of speech — (essentially “last minute” or “eleventh hour”) — that refers to a situation of peril. The film boasts a script co-written by Uchida and Akira Kurosawa’s frequent screenwriter, Shinobu Hashimoto, and stars Kurosawa’s frequent star Takashi Shimura.




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