Original title: Nora Inu
Directors: Kurosawa, Akira
Cast: Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura
Japan 1949 | Black & white | 122 mins | Film Noir | Thriller
Avaliable on: 35mm, DVD
When rookie detective Murakami has his pistol stolen from his pocket while on a bus, his frantic attempts to track down the thief lead him to an illegal weapons market in the Tokyo underworld. But the gun has already passed from the pickpocket to a young gangster, and Murakami's gun is identified as the weapon in the shooting of a woman. The race is on to find the shooter before he can strike again. A masterful mix of film noir and police thriller set on the sweltering mean streets of occupied Tokyo.