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'The Lower Depths' DVD Akira Kurosawa (1957), New

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The Lower Depths' DVD, Akira Kurosawa (1957), New & Sealed




Directed by acclaimed japanese director Akira Kurosawa (Ikiru, Rashomon), this poignant adaptation of Maxim Gorky's play studies a group of destitute people sharing a hovel.Kurosawa creates a brillant spectrum of characters who differ from one another in degrees of hope, resignation, and compassion: the landlady (Isuzu Yamada) in love with a thief, the thief (Toshiro Mifune, Rashomon) spurned by the landlady's sister, the gambler, the prostitute, and many others. Through their interactions, Kurosawa explores illusion and delusion, delighting in each person's ability to create an image of himself that doesn't match reality. Quite different from Jean Renoir's film of The Lower Depths, this version is more faithful to the play and is infused with humor. It has been praised especially for its remarkable ensemble acting and visual fluidity.



Production Note:

Director: Akira Kurosawa

Writing Credits: Maxim Gorky (play) & Akira Kurosawa

Starring:


Toshir˘ Mifune .... Sutekichi the Thief
Isuzu Yamada .... Osugi the Landlady
Ky˘ko Kagawa .... Okayo, Osugi's Sister
Ganjiro Nakamura .... Rokubei, Osugi's Husband
Minoru Chiaki .... Former Samurai
Kamatari Fujiwara .... The Actor
Akemi Negishi .... Osen the Prostitute
Nijiko Kiyokawa .... Otaki the Candy-Seller
Koji Mitsui .... Yoshisaburo the Gambler
Eijir˘ Tono .... Tomekichi the Tinker
Haruo Tanaka .... Tatsu
Eiko Miyoshi .... Asa, Tomekichi's Wife
Bokuzen Hidari .... Kahei the Pilgrim
Atsushi Watanabe .... Kuna
Kichijiro Ueda .... Shimazo the Police Agent



Coding: All Region Code / NTSC format



Video: 4:3 Fullscreen



Audio: Dolby Digital / 5.1 Surround Sound / AC-3



Languages: Japanese



Subtitles: Chinese / English (All Removable)



Runtime: 137 Mins.



Colour: Black & White








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