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The Resource The Idiot : Hakuchi, a film by Akira Kurosawa ; Criterion Collection

The Idiot : Hakuchi, a film by Akira Kurosawa ; Criterion Collection

Label
The Idiot : Hakuchi
Title
The Idiot
Title remainder
Hakuchi
Statement of responsibility
a film by Akira Kurosawa ; Criterion Collection
Title variation
  • Postwar Kurosawa
  • Hakuchi
Title variation remainder
The idiot
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
jpn
Summary
  • Childlike ex-POW Kameda returns home after the war, only to become trapped in an existential love quadragle. This adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's nineteenth-century masterpiece about a wayward, pure soul's reintegration into society is updated by Kurosawa to capture Japan's postwar aimlessness. The film was a victim of studio interference which resulted in public indifference. Today, the film looks more fascinating---a stylish, otherworldly evocation of one man's wintry mindscape
  • Postwar Kirosawa: Akira Kurosawa came into his own as a filmmaker directly following World War II, delving into the state of his devastated nation with a series of pensive, topical dramas. Amid Japan's economic collapse and U.S. occupation, Kurosawa managed to find humor and redemption alongside despair and anxiety. In these five early films, which range from political epic to Capraesque whimsy to courtroom potboiler, Kurosawa revealed the artistic range and social acuity that would mark his career and make him the most popular Japanese director in the world
Cataloging source
Midwest
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Directed by Akira Kurosawa
Intended audience
MWT rating: NR
Language note
Japanese audio; English subtitles
PerformerNote
Setsuko Hara, Masayuki Mori, Toshiro Mifune, Yoshiko Kuga, Takashi Shimura, Chieko Higashiyama, Eijiro Yanagi, Minoru Chiaki, Noriko Sengoku
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1910-1998
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Kurosawa, Akira
Runtime
166
Series statement
Eclipse series
Series volume
7, Postwar Kurosawa
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Foreign films
  • Feature films
  • Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Hokkaido (Japan)
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
The Idiot : Hakuchi, a film by Akira Kurosawa ; Criterion Collection
Link
http://midwesttapes.com/images/movies/000/000/000/010/213/000000000010213836.gif
Instantiates
Publication
Note
ENGLISH SUBTITLES
Carrier category
video disc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT10213836
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 DVD (ca. 166 min.)
Isbn
9781604650075
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515027021 [set]
Other physical details
sound, and black and white.
Publisher number
  • ECL034
  • ECL030 [set]
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The Idiot : Hakuchi, a film by Akira Kurosawa ; Criterion Collection
Link
http://midwesttapes.com/images/movies/000/000/000/010/213/000000000010213836.gif
Publication
Note
ENGLISH SUBTITLES
Carrier category
video disc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT10213836
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 DVD (ca. 166 min.)
Isbn
9781604650075
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515027021 [set]
Other physical details
sound, and black and white.
Publisher number
  • ECL034
  • ECL030 [set]
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD

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