First screened in August 2013
Director: Akira Kurosawa. Cast: Takashi Shimura, Nobuo Kaneko, Miki Odagiri, Haruo Tanaka, Minoru Chiaki, Shin'ichi Himori, Minosuke Yamada, Kamatara Fujiwara, Bokuzezn Hidari, Kyôko Seki, Makoto Kobori, Kumeko Urabe, Masao Shimizu, Isao Kimura, Seiji Miyaguchi. Screenplay: Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, and Hideo Oguni.
Dare I say, story, technique are often crude or mawkish. Councilmen's wake marks key turn. Second half roundly trumps first.
Photo © 1952 Toho Company
Not yet reviewed in full.
Berlin Film Festival
: Special Prize of the Senate of Berlin