The Lower Depths (1957 film)

The Lower Depths , Donzoko? is a 1957 Japanese film directed by Akira Kurosawa, based on the play The Lower Depths by Maxim Gorky. The films setting was changed to Edoperiod Japan.

Other subplots, some of a comic nature, involve the occupants of the tenement an aging actor who has lost his ability to memorize lines a craftsman who is indifferent to the impending death of his ailing wife, yet when she finally dies he becomes a broken man a destitute who claims to be descended from a samurai family, only to have this claim refuted and a group of partying drunks who seem to rejoice in the face of misfortune.

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