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Poster for The Lower Depths

The Lower Depths

Opens on April 23

Director: Akira Kurosawa Run Time: 125 min. Format: 35mm Film Release Year: 1957 Language: Japanese

Starring: Isuzu Yamada, Toshirō Mifune

The lives of the residents of a rundown tenement in Edo era Japan are depicted in Kurosawa’s version of Maxim Gorky’s classic proletariat play. With a central plot that verges on film noir featuring jealousy, lust, and corruption, THE LOWER DEPTHS also includes moments of tenderness, tragedy, and comedy all of which add up to a humanistic, though bleak, portrayal of the denizens of the low end of society.

In Japanese with English subtitles

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