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.
Movie details Dodes’ka-den
Release : 1970-10-01
Genre : Drama
Runtime : 140 minutes
Company : Yonki-no-Kai Productions, Toho Company, Ltd.
slum, based on novel or book, desperation, despair, poverty, multiple storylines