Dodesuka-den

This film follows the lives of the people who live in a slum, built in a garbage dump. A mentally disabled boy is obsessed with streetcars, driving an imaginary streetcar around, chanting "Dodes'ka-den! Dodes'ka-den!"--Mimicking the sound of the wheels. Some of the neighbors are...

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Corporate Authors: Tōhō Eiga, Kabushiki Kaisha., Yonki-no-Kai, Inc., Criterion Collection (Firm)
Other Authors: Kurosawa, Akira, 1910-1998., Matsue, Yōichi., Oguni, Hideo, 1904-1996., Hashimoto, Shinobu, 1918-2018., Kinoshita, Keisuke, 1912-1998., Ichikawa, Kon, 1915-2008., Kobayashi, Masaki, 1916-1996., Zushi, Yoshitaka., Sugai, Kin, 1926-2018., Tonomura, Toshiyuki., Kusunoki, Yūko, 1933-, Prince, Stephen, 1955-2020., Yamamoto, Shūgorō, 1903-1967.
Language:Japanese
Series:Criterion collection ; 465.
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Summary:This film follows the lives of the people who live in a slum, built in a garbage dump. A mentally disabled boy is obsessed with streetcars, driving an imaginary streetcar around, chanting "Dodes'ka-den! Dodes'ka-den!"--Mimicking the sound of the wheels. Some of the neighbors are a young woman living with her lecherous uncle; a pair of friends who get drunk and swap wives; a possibly mentally ill beggar and his son who live in a deserted car; and a man with five children who knows he is not the father of any, but treats them as if they were his own. Although they may dream of better times, these people are trapped--both physically and psychologically--doomed to live a life of disappointment (or worse), but many find ways to carry on.
Item Description:Gensaku [Based on the novel by] Yamamoto Shūgorō.
Originally produced as a Japanese motion picture in 1970.
Special features: Akira Kurosawa: it is wonderful to create [featurette] (36 min.); Trailer (4 min.); booklet includes the essay "True Colors" by Stephen Prince and the interview "A Conversation with Teruyo Nogami," translated by Juliet Winters Carpenter.
Physical Description:1 videodisc (140 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (23 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm).
Format:DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital mono.; fullscreen presentation, aspect ratio 1.33:1; new restored high-definition digital transfer; new and improved English subtitle translation.
Audience:MPAA Rating: Not rated.
Production Credits:Cinematography, Takao Saitō, Yasumichi Fukuzawa ; art direction by Yōshirō Muraki, Shinobu Muraki ; music by Tōru Takemitsu.
Published: [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2009]
ISBN:160465127X
9781604651270

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Call Number: PN1995.9.F6753 D634 2009
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