Dodes'ka-den | Chicago Reader

Dodes'ka-den

A fey tale of refined souls prospering in the slums of Tokyo, this 1970 film was Akira Kurosawa's first in color, and he doesn't let you forget it: the tonalities are so bold, so broadly symbolic, and so spectacularly deployed that they easily overwhelm the tiny sentimentalities of the story. With Yoshitaka Zushi, Tomoko Yamazaki, and Hishashi Akatagawa.

Credits

Director:

  • Akira Kurosawa

Cast:

  • Yoshitaka Zushi
  • Kin Sugai
  • Toshiyuki Tonomura

Writers:

  • Shinobu Hashimoto
  • Akira Kurosawa
  • Hideo Oguni

Producers:

  • Kon Ichikawa
  • Keisuke Kinoshita
  • Masaki Kobayashi
  • Akira Kurosawa
  • Akira Kurosawa
  • Yoichi Matsue

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