Kurosawa, Akira: Postwar (DVD)

Kurosawa, Akira: Postwar (DVD)

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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 existing 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.

FILMS IN THIS SET:

No Regrets For Our Youth (1946), One Wonderful Sunday (1947), Scandal (1950), The Idiot (1951), I Live in Fear (1955).