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The Resource Dodesʼka-den, Janus Films ; Toho Company Ltd. ; co-produced by Yonki No Kai and Toho Co., Ltd. ; concept by Club of the Four Knights: Akira Kurosawa, Keisuke Kinoshita, Kon Ichikawa, Masaki Kobayashi ; executive producers, Akira Kurosawa and Yoichi Matsue ; screenplay by Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Oguni, and Shinobu Hashimoto ; cinematography by Takao Saito, Yasumichi Fukuzawa ; directed by Akira Kurosawa

Dodesʼka-den, Janus Films ; Toho Company Ltd. ; co-produced by Yonki No Kai and Toho Co., Ltd. ; concept by Club of the Four Knights: Akira Kurosawa, Keisuke Kinoshita, Kon Ichikawa, Masaki Kobayashi ; executive producers, Akira Kurosawa and Yoichi Matsue ; screenplay by Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Oguni, and Shinobu Hashimoto ; cinematography by Takao Saito, Yasumichi Fukuzawa ; directed by Akira Kurosawa

Label
Dodesʼka-den
Title
Dodesʼka-den
Statement of responsibility
Janus Films ; Toho Company Ltd. ; co-produced by Yonki No Kai and Toho Co., Ltd. ; concept by Club of the Four Knights: Akira Kurosawa, Keisuke Kinoshita, Kon Ichikawa, Masaki Kobayashi ; executive producers, Akira Kurosawa and Yoichi Matsue ; screenplay by Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Oguni, and Shinobu Hashimoto ; cinematography by Takao Saito, Yasumichi Fukuzawa ; directed by Akira Kurosawa
Title variation
Dodesukaden
Contributor
Actor
Author
Cinematographer
Composer
Director
Producer
Screenwriter
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
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
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1910-1998.
  • 1912-1998.
  • 1915-2008.
  • 1916-1996.
  • 1904-1996.
  • 1918-
  • 1920-
  • 1926-2018
  • 1932-
  • 1943-
  • 1914-2005.
  • 1920-1981.
  • 1929-
  • 1903-1967.
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kurosawa, Akira
  • Kinoshita, Keisuke
  • Ichikawa, Kon
  • Kobayashi, Masaki
  • Matsue, Yōichi.
  • Oguni, Hideo
  • Hashimoto, Shinobu
  • Saitō, Takao
  • Fukuzawa, Yasumichi.
  • Zushi, Yoshitaka.
  • Sugai, Kin
  • Tonomura, Toshiyuki.
  • Ban, Junzaburo.
  • Tange, Kiyoko.
  • Tanaka, Kunie
  • Yoshimura, Jitsuko
  • Igawa, Hisashi.
  • Okiyama, Hideko.
  • Matsumura, Tatsuo
  • Akutagawa, Hiroshi
  • Naraoka, Tomoko
  • Mitani, Noboru.
  • Kawase, Hiroyuki.
  • Takemitsu, Tōru.
  • Yamamoto, Shūgorō
  • Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha
  • Yonki-no-Kai, Inc
  • Janus Films
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
144
Series statement
  • AK100
  • 25 films by Akira Kurosawa
Series volume
[disc 23]
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slums
  • Poor
  • Tokyo (Japan)
  • Fathers and sons
  • Women
  • Boys
  • Feature films
Technique
live action
Label
Dodesʼka-den, Janus Films ; Toho Company Ltd. ; co-produced by Yonki No Kai and Toho Co., Ltd. ; concept by Club of the Four Knights: Akira Kurosawa, Keisuke Kinoshita, Kon Ichikawa, Masaki Kobayashi ; executive producers, Akira Kurosawa and Yoichi Matsue ; screenplay by Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Oguni, and Shinobu Hashimoto ; cinematography by Takao Saito, Yasumichi Fukuzawa ; directed by Akira Kurosawa
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.)
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
Control code
ocn476750188
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (144 min.)
Isbn
9781604652260
Isbn Type
(set)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
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 details
DVD; region 1, NTSC; full screen (1.33:1) presentation; mono
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Dodesʼka-den, Janus Films ; Toho Company Ltd. ; co-produced by Yonki No Kai and Toho Co., Ltd. ; concept by Club of the Four Knights: Akira Kurosawa, Keisuke Kinoshita, Kon Ichikawa, Masaki Kobayashi ; executive producers, Akira Kurosawa and Yoichi Matsue ; screenplay by Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Oguni, and Shinobu Hashimoto ; cinematography by Takao Saito, Yasumichi Fukuzawa ; directed by Akira Kurosawa
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.)
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
Control code
ocn476750188
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (144 min.)
Isbn
9781604652260
Isbn Type
(set)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
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 details
DVD; region 1, NTSC; full screen (1.33:1) presentation; mono
Video recording format
DVD

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