Thursday, December 9, 2010

Two Line Reviews - #133

Movie: Donzoko (or) The Lower Depths (1957)

Plot: The life of a few people dwelling in slums is captured and an old man who gets acquainted with them makes them realise what love is, what money is, what is it about living truthfully & living a life of lies.

  • This Kurosawa film is distinctly different from the rest of his works I have seen & the difference is in the positive sense.The entire film has been shot within a single compound!
  • The supporting characters' performances are commendable. Especially, their mouth-music dancing scenes are great fun to watch.
  • The character of the old man and his philosophical dialogs are engaging.
Surprisingly, Toshiro Mifune has little to do here & the incomplete characterisation of his & a confusing climax are minuses.

My Rating: 9.1/10

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