Essential Cinema: Kurosawa Noir Presented by MUBI

DRUNKEN ANGEL (35mm)

Directed by Akira Kurosawa

Japan, 1948, 1h 38min, 35mm, In Japanese with English Subtitles

Essential Cinema  Kurosawa Noir Presented by MUBI

There are no current or future screenings planned for this film.

“…a slip-and-slide Yakuza frenzy choreographed amid splattered paint”
—Slant Magazine

This early Kurosawa film takes place in a squalid slum inhabited by small-time gangsters who live off the postwar black market. Toshiro Mifune smolders here in his performance as a tubercular gangster who forms a complicated relationship with an alcoholic doctor. In 35mm 

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