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In this powerful early noir from the great Akira Kurosawa, Toshiro Mifune bursts onto the screen as a volatile, tuberculosis-infected criminal who strikes up an unlikely, unhealthy relationship with Takashi Shimura s jaded physician. Set in and around the muddy swamps and back alleys of postwar Tokyo, Drunken Angel is an evocative, moody snapshot of a volatile time and place, featuring one of the director s most memorably violent climaxes.
Akira Kurosawa's marvelous 1948 social problem movie, Drunken Angel has to be seen for many reasons. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Film Buff
Film = barely three stars; restoration = 3-1/2 stars. Ignoring the background struggle that apparently went on with occupation censors two years into the occupation (circa 1947),... Read morePublished 15 months ago by William F. Flanigan Jr.
I'm not reviewing the movie here, just the dvd quality of the Mei Ah release for those that are interested ( it's blue, has Chinese script and a cheesy picture of a young Toshirô... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Bill
A great movie about a very interesting and believable character. If you like Japanese movies I'm sure you'll like this one too.Published 20 months ago by Dominique Huffman
Drunken Angel is a film noir directed by the great Japanese auteur Akira Kurosawa. It tells the story of an alcoholic doctor in post WWII Tokyo who strikes up an unlikely... Read morePublished 22 months ago by B. Adducchio
Great movie, I wasn't expecting much. Great writing and great scenery. I am not much of an b&w film watcher, so it was weird to see that some of the scenes were shot outdoorsPublished 22 months ago by V.
A rather self-serving, cold hearted, alcoholic doctor gets bored with his dull life and decides to help a small time thief and hoodlum. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Bartok Kinski
One of the best noir films. Gorgeous filmmaking. A period of Kurosawa's that is important to see--the early personal noir stories.Published on September 2, 2013 by Sova