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Drunken Angel 1948

  • Akira Kurosawa
  • April 27, 1948
  • 98 mins
  • Japanese
  • Drama
An alcoholic doctor builds a shaky friendship with a dying gangster


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I wasn't crazy about this movie. It was good, and you can definitely get hints of where Kurosawa would be heading. Maybe I just didn't like seeing Mifune as a sick dude wobbling around. I like him scowling and intense and yelling and stuff. I did like seeing a colorful role for Shimura to play, a guy who generally takes a backseat to Mifune as Kurosawa's leading man but to that I say...Ikiru. Come on. Ikiru!

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