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

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

Label
Dodesuka-den
Title
Dodesuka-den
Statement of responsibility
Janus Films ; Yonki no Kai, Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha sakuhin ; kikaku, Yonki no Kai, Kurosawa Akira, Kinoshita Keisuke, Ichikawa Kon, Kobayashi Masaki ; seisaku, Kurosawa Akira, Matsue Yōichi ; gensaku, Yamamoto Shūgorō ; kyakuhon, Kurosawa Akra, Oguni Hideo, Hashimoto Shinobu ; kantoku, Kurosawa Akira
Title variation
  • Dodes'ka-den
  • Dodesukaden
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Composer
Cinematographer
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • 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
NDD
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Cinematography, Saitō Takao, Fukuzawa Yasumichi ; art direction by Yoshiro Muraki, Shinobu Muraki ; music by Toru Takemitsu ; editor, Reiko Kaneko
Language note
In Japanese with optional subtitles in English
PerformerNote
Yoshitaka Zushi, Kin Sugai, Toshiyuki Tonomura, Shinsuke Minami, Yuko 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
144
Series statement
  • AK100
  • 25 films by Akira Kurosawa
Series volume
[disc 23]
Technique
live action
Label
Dodesuka-den, Janus Films ; Yonki no Kai, Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha sakuhin ; kikaku, Yonki no Kai, Kurosawa Akira, Kinoshita Keisuke, Ichikawa Kon, Kobayashi Masaki ; seisaku, Kurosawa Akira, Matsue Yōichi ; gensaku, Yamamoto Shūgorō ; kyakuhon, Kurosawa Akra, Oguni Hideo, Hashimoto Shinobu ; kantoku, Kurosawa Akira
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by Shugoro Yamamoto
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1970
  • Issued as part of the box set AK100 : 25 films by Akira Kurosawa with book included (96 p. : ill. ; 19 x 31 cm.) (DVD 6871 suppl.)
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 (144 min.)
Isbn
9781604652260
Isbn Type
(set)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
Previous call number: DVD 6885
Other control number
715515052016
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
  • AK100D23
  • CC1858D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn476750188
  • (IMDb)tt0065649
  • (OCoLC)ocn900228850
System details
DVD; region 1, NTSC; full screen (1.33:1) presentation; mono
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Dodesuka-den, Janus Films ; Yonki no Kai, Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha sakuhin ; kikaku, Yonki no Kai, Kurosawa Akira, Kinoshita Keisuke, Ichikawa Kon, Kobayashi Masaki ; seisaku, Kurosawa Akira, Matsue Yōichi ; gensaku, Yamamoto Shūgorō ; kyakuhon, Kurosawa Akra, Oguni Hideo, Hashimoto Shinobu ; kantoku, Kurosawa Akira
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by Shugoro Yamamoto
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1970
  • Issued as part of the box set AK100 : 25 films by Akira Kurosawa with book included (96 p. : ill. ; 19 x 31 cm.) (DVD 6871 suppl.)
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 (144 min.)
Isbn
9781604652260
Isbn Type
(set)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
Previous call number: DVD 6885
Other control number
715515052016
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
  • AK100D23
  • CC1858D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn476750188
  • (IMDb)tt0065649
  • (OCoLC)ocn900228850
System details
DVD; region 1, NTSC; full screen (1.33:1) presentation; mono
Video recording format
DVD

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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