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637 Ratings



Directed by Akira Kurosawa
Japan, 1970


By turns tragic and transcendent, Akira Kurosawa’s Dodes’ka-den follows the daily lives of a group of people barely scraping by in a slum on the outskirts of Tokyo. Kurosawa’s gloriously shot first color film displays all of his hopes, fears, and artistic passion.

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Dodes'ka-den Directed by Akira Kurosawa

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

1971 | Winner: OCIC Award

Academy Awards

1972 | Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film

Melbourne International Film Festival


Kinema Junpo Awards

1971 | Winner: Best Actor

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