The Lower Depths

  • 1957
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy, Drama

With THE LOWER DEPTHS, Kurosawa once again looked to Russian drama for his source material (having done so before with CRIME AND PUNISHMENT and THE IDIOT, which were only marginally successful). Based on a 1902 play by Gorky and set in 19th-century Japan, this is an ensemble film filled with fine performances (although Mifune, as usual, stands out). more

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