Drunken Angel

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Dir. Akira Kurosawa

Japan 1948 | Black & white | 93 mins | Cert PG

Cast: Takashi Shimura, Toshiro Mifune

In Drunken Angel, Toshiro Mifune gives a glowering, dangerous performance as an arrogant young gangster. Takashi Shimura, Kurosawa’s other favourite actor, is the drunken doctor the gangster consults. Kurosawa’s anger at the damage being inflicted on his society seethes through the film, offering no easy answers.

Available on: DVD, 35mm

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