The Lower Depths 1957
The Lower Depths ★★★½ Donzoko 1957
Kurosawa sets the Maxim Gorky play in Edo during the final Tokugawa period, using Noh theatre elements in depicting the lowly denizens of a low-rent hovel. In Japanese with English subtitles. 125m/B VHS, DVD . JP Toshiro Mifune, Isuzu Yamada, Ganjiro Nakamura, Kyoko Kagawa, Bokuzen Hidari; D: Akira Kurosawa; W: Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Oguni; C: Kazuo Yamazaki; M: Masaru Sato.