Set amidst the postwar rubble of American-occupied Japan, Akira Kurosawa's film noir centers on hard-living gangster Matsunaga (Toshiro Mifune) and his doctor, Sanada (Takashi Shimura), who diagnoses Matsunaga with tuberculosis and tries to save his life. The doctor befriends Matsunaga and goes the extra mile to reform his self-destructive patient. Matsunga respects Sanada, but ultimately his dark side leads him into a brutal battle with a mob boss.
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- Akira Kurosawa
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NRNot rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Full Screen 1.37:1Subtitles
NoLanguage and sound
Japanese: Dolby Digital MonoOther features
Filmed in B&W; interactive menus; scene access.
Common Sense Note
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it