The Lower Depths

  |  Buy to Own: 24/10/2011
  |  120 min
Rated PG by the BBFC


Maxim Gorky's play about the futile lives of a group of self-deluding derelicts is here transplanted to the slums of Tokyo by director Akira Kurosawa. Toshiro Mifune plays a pedlar who hides from the police in a doss-house. Here he encounters many different characters, including an older woman who is in love with a thief, himself infatuated with a younger woman. Filmed on only two sets, with long takes filmed by several cameras at once.