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The Most Beautiful

Ichiban Utsukushiku | 一番美しく

Directed by Akira Kurosawa
Japan, 1944


This portrait of female volunteer workers at an optics plant during World War II, shot on location at the Nippon Kogaku factory, was created with a patriotic agenda. Yet it anticipates the aesthetics of Japanese cinema’s postwar social realism.

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The Most Beautiful Directed by Akira Kurosawa

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