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The Resource Dodesuka-den, Yonki no Kai, Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha sakuhin ; kikaku, Yonki no Kai, Kurosawa Akira, Kinoshita Keisuke, Ichikawa Kon, Kobayashi Masaki ; Akira Kurosawa, Matsue Yōichi ; Kurosawa Akra, Oguni Hideo, Hashimoto Shinobu ; kantoku, Kurosawa Akira

Dodesuka-den, Yonki no Kai, Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha sakuhin ; kikaku, Yonki no Kai, Kurosawa Akira, Kinoshita Keisuke, Ichikawa Kon, Kobayashi Masaki ; Akira Kurosawa, Matsue Yōichi ; Kurosawa Akra, Oguni Hideo, Hashimoto Shinobu ; kantoku, Kurosawa Akira

Label
Dodesuka-den
Title
Dodesuka-den
Statement of responsibility
Yonki no Kai, Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha sakuhin ; kikaku, Yonki no Kai, Kurosawa Akira, Kinoshita Keisuke, Ichikawa Kon, Kobayashi Masaki ; Akira Kurosawa, Matsue Yōichi ; Kurosawa Akra, Oguni Hideo, Hashimoto Shinobu ; kantoku, Kurosawa Akira
Title variation
  • Akira Kurosawa's Dodes'ka-den
  • Dodes'ka-den
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • jpn
  • eng
  • jpn
  • jpn
Summary
This film follows the lives of the people who live in a slum, built in a garbage dump. A mentally disabled boy is obsessed with streetcars, driving an imaginary streetcar around, chanting "Dodes'ka-den! Dodes'ka-den!"--Mimicking the sound of the wheels. Some of the neighbors are a young woman living with her lecherous uncle; a pair of friends who get drunk and swap wives; a possibly mentally ill beggar and his son who live in a deserted car; and a man with five children who knows he is not the father of any, but treats them as if they were his own. Although they may dream of better times, these people are trapped--both physically and psychologically--doomed to live a life of disappointment (or worse), but many find ways to carry on
Related
Member of
Awards note
1971 Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film.
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Cinematography, Takao Saitō, Yasumichi Fukuzawa ; art direction by Yōshirō Muraki, Shinobu Muraki ; music by Tōru Takemitsu
Intended audience
MPAA Rating: Not rated
Language note
In Japanese with optional subtitles in English
PerformerNote
Yoshitaka Zushi, Kin Sugai, Toshiyuki Tonomura, Shinsuke Minami, Yūko Kusunoki, Junzaburo Ban, Kiyoko Tange, Michio Hino, Keiji Furuyama, Tappei Shimokawa, Kunie Tanaka, Jitsuko Yoshimura, Hisashi Igawa, Hideko Okiyama, Tatsuo Matsumura, Imari Tsuji, Tomoko Yamazaki, Masahiko Kametani, Hiroshi Akutagawa, Tomoko Naraoka, Noboru Mitani, Hiroyuki Kawase, Akemi Negishi, Eimei Esumi, Minoru Takashima, Kazuo Kato
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1910-1998
  • 1904-1996
  • 1918-2018
  • 1912-1998
  • 1915-2008
  • 1916-1996
  • 1926-2018
  • 1930-1982
  • 1933-
  • 1955-2020
  • 1903-1967
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kurosawa, Akira
  • Matsue, Yōichi
  • Oguni, Hideo
  • Hashimoto, Shinobu
  • Kinoshita, Keisuke
  • Ichikawa, Kon
  • Kobayashi, Masaki
  • Zushi, Yoshitaka
  • Sugai, Kin
  • Tonomura, Toshiyuki
  • Minami, Shinsuke
  • Kusunoki, Yūko
  • Prince, Stephen
  • Yamamoto, Shūgorō
  • Tōhō Eiga, Kabushiki Kaisha
  • Yonki-no-Kai, Inc
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
140
Series statement
The Criterion Collection
Series volume
465
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slums
  • Poor
  • Tokyo (Japan)
  • Fathers and sons
  • Women
  • Boys
  • Boys
  • Fathers and sons
  • Poor
  • Slums
  • Social conditions
  • Women
  • Japan
  • Housing
  • Father-son relationship
Technique
live action
Label
Dodesuka-den, Yonki no Kai, Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha sakuhin ; kikaku, Yonki no Kai, Kurosawa Akira, Kinoshita Keisuke, Ichikawa Kon, Kobayashi Masaki ; Akira Kurosawa, Matsue Yōichi ; Kurosawa Akra, Oguni Hideo, Hashimoto Shinobu ; kantoku, Kurosawa Akira
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Gensaku [Based on the novel by] Yamamoto Shūgorō
  • Originally produced as a Japanese motion picture in 1970
  • Special features: Akira Kurosawa: it is wonderful to create [featurette] (36 min.); Trailer (4 min.); booklet includes the essay "True Colors" by Stephen Prince and the interview "A Conversation with Teruyo Nogami," translated by Juliet Winters Carpenter
Accompanying material
1 booklet (23 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm).
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Opening credits -- Rokuchan -- Trolley run to Tanba's -- Red, yellow, and Shima -- Sawagamis -- Katsuko and her uncle -- Building a dream house -- Tale of Hei -- Swapping mates -- Beggar's banquet -- "The money is over here" -- "Dodes'ka-den" -- Ocho's return -- Rainy-day visions -- "Eating for two" -- Tricks of the trade -- Angels and demons -- Ryo's children -- Katsuko's aunt returns -- Defending Mrs. Shima -- Ocho's plea -- Pride -- Aches and pains -- "No longer a tree" -- Kyota confronted -- Drunk as usual -- "The worst is over" -- Swimming pool -- All in a day's work -- Color bars
Control code
294967545
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
1 videodisc (140 min.)
Governing access note
Educational and home use only
Isbn
9781604651270
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515042918
Other physical details
sound, color
Physical substance
plastic
Publisher number
CC1800D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)294967545
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital mono.; fullscreen presentation, aspect ratio 1.33:1; new restored high-definition digital transfer; new and improved English subtitle translation
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Dodesuka-den, Yonki no Kai, Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha sakuhin ; kikaku, Yonki no Kai, Kurosawa Akira, Kinoshita Keisuke, Ichikawa Kon, Kobayashi Masaki ; Akira Kurosawa, Matsue Yōichi ; Kurosawa Akra, Oguni Hideo, Hashimoto Shinobu ; kantoku, Kurosawa Akira
Publication
Note
  • Gensaku [Based on the novel by] Yamamoto Shūgorō
  • Originally produced as a Japanese motion picture in 1970
  • Special features: Akira Kurosawa: it is wonderful to create [featurette] (36 min.); Trailer (4 min.); booklet includes the essay "True Colors" by Stephen Prince and the interview "A Conversation with Teruyo Nogami," translated by Juliet Winters Carpenter
Accompanying material
1 booklet (23 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm).
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Opening credits -- Rokuchan -- Trolley run to Tanba's -- Red, yellow, and Shima -- Sawagamis -- Katsuko and her uncle -- Building a dream house -- Tale of Hei -- Swapping mates -- Beggar's banquet -- "The money is over here" -- "Dodes'ka-den" -- Ocho's return -- Rainy-day visions -- "Eating for two" -- Tricks of the trade -- Angels and demons -- Ryo's children -- Katsuko's aunt returns -- Defending Mrs. Shima -- Ocho's plea -- Pride -- Aches and pains -- "No longer a tree" -- Kyota confronted -- Drunk as usual -- "The worst is over" -- Swimming pool -- All in a day's work -- Color bars
Control code
294967545
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
1 videodisc (140 min.)
Governing access note
Educational and home use only
Isbn
9781604651270
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515042918
Other physical details
sound, color
Physical substance
plastic
Publisher number
CC1800D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)294967545
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital mono.; fullscreen presentation, aspect ratio 1.33:1; new restored high-definition digital transfer; new and improved English subtitle translation
Video recording format
DVD

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