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Movie Review: Dodes'ka-den (Essay Sample)


This paper is a movie review of a short film from Tokyo Dodes\'ka-den.


Movie Review: Dodes'ka-den
Dodes'ka-den is a film that was shot when there was had time in Tokyo in Japan. I t shown the reality of the time in Tokyo in the 1970 when the culture artistic was taking it first steps. The film is directed by Akira Kurosawa a film director who had produced other films earlier. The director in the production of Dodes'ka-den in collaboration with other veteran Japanese directors Kon Ichikawa, Masaki Kobayashi and Keisuke Kinoshita, Kurosawa formed the production company called the Club of the Four Knights. The Dede’ska-den was the first production of the company ‘Club of the Four Knights. The film was the first film of colour that Kurosawa produced. This was propelled by changing culture and the Japanese artistic growth. Korosawa by the had been sacked by the 20th Century Fox for the reason that the director was always behind schedule in his production and also for the reason that he was exceeding the company budgets while making productions.
The film Dodes’ka-den was shot in only one month as Kurosawa had to do thing fast so as to convince the world and Japan especially that the 20th Fox century was wrong on their assumption on Kurosawa abilities and capabilities. The film has no central story and is a collection of episodes of life of people living in slums and the daily hardships they go through. The film transverse over the daily activities and slum dwelling in Japanese, daily tribulations and how people survive. The principal of the stories include Rokuchan, this is a simple minded boy living in the slums and drives an imaginary trolley; the other principal characters in the film are Masuo and Hatsu who are two drunkards who drink even during the day and also their wives (Mafakher, et al., 2012).The other principal character in the film is Ryo who is a kind person that is responsible and who is affectionate to his wife and children. Another principal is a beggar and his son who live in hard times without enough to eat; they live in a rested hulk of an automobile. There is also a character by the name Katsuko who is repeatedly abused by his cruel uncle (Mafakher, et al., 2012). Hei is also another principal character in the film who is a very much traumatized man living in solitude. Last of the principal characters is Tanba who is a village elder who is kind and also a wise person.
The fill is a glimpse of what happens daily in the lives of the slum dwellers in Japanese, it is a reflection of the hardships in the 1970. The film is all about nobility and cruelty in the community. The characters in the film are either noble person or either cruel persons. The interaction of the noble and the cruel persons is what life is in the slums. The films through the short stories highlight the concepts of poverty, cruelty, marriages and social interactions. The community is greatly affected by poverty and for most people getting a meal every day is quite a fortune, the beggar and ...
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