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A.k.a.
Drunken Angel
Year
1948
Runtime
98 min.
Director
Akira Kurosawa
Genres
Crime, Drama, Thriller
Rating *
7.8
Votes *
5,323
Checks
1,616
Favs
122
Dislikes
7
Favs/checks
7.5% (1:13)
Favs/dislikes
17:1
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  1. Unit 731's avatar

    Unit 731

    I rarely actually feel sorry for characters, but it's so hard not to feel so for Matsunaga. The movie seems to push all the right buttons for emotional resonance without overdoing it.
    And Kurosawa's criticism on yankee capitalist pigs that he managed to slip by the censors is magnificent in all its subtlety.

    Humor, tragedy, technical brilliance, gloomy atmosphere and Mifune's forceful performance combine in this brilliant start of Kurosawa's and Mifune's long journey.

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    quote:
    Once a beast, always a beast.
    You can never change anyone.
    4 years 7 months ago
  2. Dieguito's avatar

    Dieguito

    I would add Takashi Shimura to this partnership. Nice movie. 6 years 8 months ago
  3. locovoco's avatar

    locovoco

    not the best noir (spends too much time developing in the first half of the movie-we sort of get the doctor/patient relationship after the first seven times they fight!) or best Kurosawa for that matter but worth a look nonetheless if for nothing else it is probably one of the only few noirs one will see that does not have a gun in it- very refreshing.... 3 years 3 months ago
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In 4 official lists

  1. This movie ranks #92 in Asian Cinema: A Field Guide
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  2. This movie ranks #355 in Have You Seen? A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films
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    355
  3. This movie ranks #426 in TSPDT 1000 Noir Films
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  4. This movie ranks #438 in The Criterion Collection
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