Drunken Angel DVD

Akira Kurosawa, 1948


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Film Details

Directed by Akira Kurosawa

Produced in 1948

Main Language - JAPANESE with English subtitles

Countries & Regions - Asian Film, Japanese Film

Film Description

Set in a depressed post-war Japan still occupied by the Americans, this is both a character-driven film noir and an allegory of Japan's reconstruction, in which the worlds of a greedy, alcoholic doctor and a shallow young Yakuza gangster collide. The first of Kurosawa's collaborations with Toshiro Mifune, this is a dark thriller widely acknowledged to be Kurosawa's breakthrough work.

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DVD Details

Certificate: PG

Publisher: BFI

Length: 93 mins

Aspect ratio: 1.33:1

Format: DVD B&W

Region: 2

Released: 25th July 2005

Cat No: BFIVD638

Subtitles: English

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by Anon on 8th July 2005

Akira Kurosawa’s eighth feature is a densely atmospheric, supremely accomplished thriller which, characteristic of ‘The Emperor’, acknowledges stylistic influences fro... Read on


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