Based on Gorky's 1902 play, master director Kurosawa translates the drama from a Russian dosshouse to an Edo-era Japanese slum without losing the potency of this profile of material and spiritual poverty. Populating this underworld is social detritus-a thief, artisan, prostitute and their landlords. Shunned by society, they viciously turn their empty lives on one another, jeering and harassing in a world where even morality is a luxury.
- Selected commentary by Monash University cinema academic Frida Freiberg
- Image Gallery
- 1.33 : 1
- Region 4
- Standard Edition
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