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  • The Most Beautiful

    Directed by Akira Kurosawa • 1944 • Japan

    This portrait of female volunteer workers at an optics plant during World War II, shot on location at the Nippon Kogaku factory, was created with a patriotic agenda. Yet thanks to Akira Kurosawa's groundbreaking semidocumentary approach, The Most Beautif...

  • The Men Who Tread on the Tiger’s Tail

    Directed by Akira Kurosawa • 1945 • Japan

    The fourth film from Akira Kurosawa is based on a legendary twelfth-century incident in which the lord Yoshitsune and a group of samurai retainers dressed as monks in order to pass through a dangerous enemy checkpoint. The story was dramatized for centur...

  • Sanshiro Sugata, Part Two

    Directed by Akira Kurosawa • 1945 • Japan

    Kurosawa's first film was such a success that the studio leaned on the director to make a sequel. The result is a hugely entertaining adventure, reuniting most of the major players from the original and featuring a two-part narrative in which Sanshiro fi...