Shown in the original 35mm format, the film is the first among the 21 movies of a great Japanese movie director, Akira Kurosawa.
Kurosawa is a prolific and multi-awarded film director, producer, screenwriter and editor whose career spanned 57 years with about 30 films to his credit as director. He entered the Japanese film industry in 1936, following a brief, unsuccessful career as a painter. He made his directorial debut during the Second World War with the popular action film, Sugata Sanshiro (Judo Saga, 1943). After the war, the critically-acclaimed Drunken Angel (1948), in which Kurosawa cast then-unknown actor Toshiro Mifune in a starring role. Kurosawa died of a stroke in Setagaya, Tokyo, at age 88.
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