About

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 unforgett...

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Directed by

Akira Kurosawa

Written by

Akira Kurosawa (Screenplay)
Shinobu Hashimoto (Screenplay)
Hideo Oguni (Screenplay)
Shûgorô Yamamoto (Novel)

Runtime

140 minutes

Country

Japan

Language

Japanese

Cast

Keywords

based on novel or book poverty slum despair desperation multiple storylines

Photos

Lists

#731 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film