Drunken Angel

Drunken Angel

Directed by Akira Kurosawa • 1948 • Japan

In this powerful early noir from the great Akira Kurosawa, Toshiro Mifune bursts onto the screen as a volatile, tubercular criminal who strikes up an unlikely relationship with Takashi Shimura's jaded physician. Set in and around the muddy swamps and back alleys of postwar Tokyo, Drunken Angel is an evocative, moody snapshot of a treacherous time and place, featuring one of the director's most memorably violent climaxes.

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Drunken Angel
  • Drunken Angel

    Directed by Akira Kurosawa • 1948 • Japan

    In this powerful early noir from the great Akira Kurosawa, Toshiro Mifune bursts onto the screen as a volatile, tubercular criminal who strikes up an unlikely relationship with Takashi Shimura's jaded physician. Set in and around the muddy swamps and bac...

Extras

  • Kurosawa and the Censors

    Between 1945 and 1952, during the American occupation of Japan, censorship agencies reviewed all films proposed for production. In this 2007 video essay, film scholar Lars-Martin Sorensen sheds light on the challenges Akira Kurosawa faced from the censors in making DRUNKEN ANGEL.