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The Resource Dodes'ka-den, Janus Films ; co produced by Yonki no Kai and Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha sakuhin ; concept by Club of the Four Knights: Kurosawa Akira, Keisuke Kinoshita, Kon Ichikawa, Masaki Kobayashi ; producers, Akira Kurosawa and Yoichi Matsue ; screenplay by Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Oguni, Shinobu Hashimoto ; directed by Akira Kurosawa

Dodes'ka-den, Janus Films ; co produced by Yonki no Kai and Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha sakuhin ; concept by Club of the Four Knights: Kurosawa Akira, Keisuke Kinoshita, Kon Ichikawa, Masaki Kobayashi ; producers, Akira Kurosawa and Yoichi Matsue ; screenplay by Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Oguni, Shinobu Hashimoto ; directed by Akira Kurosawa

Label
Dodes'ka-den
Title
Dodes'ka-den
Statement of responsibility
Janus Films ; co produced by Yonki no Kai and Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha sakuhin ; concept by Club of the Four Knights: Kurosawa Akira, Keisuke Kinoshita, Kon Ichikawa, Masaki Kobayashi ; producers, Akira Kurosawa and Yoichi Matsue ; screenplay by Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Oguni, Shinobu Hashimoto ; directed by Akira Kurosawa
Title variation
Akira Kurosawa's Dodes'ka-den
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • jpn
  • jpn
  • eng
  • 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
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Cinematography, Takao Saitō, Yasumichi Fukuzawa ; art direction by Yōshirō Muraki, Shinobu Muraki ; music by Tōru Takemitsu
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA Rating: Not rated
Language note
In Japanese with optional subtitles in English
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.D63 2009
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
Runtime
140
Series statement
The Criterion Collection
Series volume
465
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Dodes'ka-den, Janus Films ; co produced by Yonki no Kai and Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha sakuhin ; concept by Club of the Four Knights: Kurosawa Akira, Keisuke Kinoshita, Kon Ichikawa, Masaki Kobayashi ; producers, Akira Kurosawa and Yoichi Matsue ; screenplay by Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Oguni, Shinobu Hashimoto ; directed by Akira Kurosawa
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a Japanese motion picture in 1970
  • Based on a novel by Yamamoto Shūgorō
  • Booklet located inside DVD container
  • 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 MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
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
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (140 min.)
Isbn
9781604651270
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
Previous call number: DVD 5417
Other control number
715515042918
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
CC1800D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn294967545
  • UtOrBLW
  • (IMDb)tt0065649
  • (OCoLC)ocn793888205
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
Dodes'ka-den, Janus Films ; co produced by Yonki no Kai and Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha sakuhin ; concept by Club of the Four Knights: Kurosawa Akira, Keisuke Kinoshita, Kon Ichikawa, Masaki Kobayashi ; producers, Akira Kurosawa and Yoichi Matsue ; screenplay by Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Oguni, Shinobu Hashimoto ; directed by Akira Kurosawa
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a Japanese motion picture in 1970
  • Based on a novel by Yamamoto Shūgorō
  • Booklet located inside DVD container
  • 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 MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
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
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (140 min.)
Isbn
9781604651270
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
Previous call number: DVD 5417
Other control number
715515042918
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
CC1800D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn294967545
  • UtOrBLW
  • (IMDb)tt0065649
  • (OCoLC)ocn793888205
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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