Akahige (赤ひげ) DVD 1965 Rőtszakállú (Red Beard) / Directed by Akira Kurosawa / Starring: Toshiro Mifune, Yūzō Kayama / Művész Filmklub
Akahige (赤ひげ) DVD 1965 Rőtszakállú (Red Beard) / Directed by Akira Kurosawa / Starring: Toshiro Mifune, Yūzō Kayama / Művész Filmklub/ Black & White
REGION 2 BLACK & WHITE PAL DVD
MADE IN HUNGARY
AUDIO: Japanese 2.0
Runtime: 178 minutes
Red Beard (赤ひげ Akahige) is a 1965 Japanese film directed by Akira Kurosawa about the relationship between a town doctor and his new trainee. The film was based on Shūgorō Yamamoto's short story collection, Akahige shinryōtan (赤ひげ診療譚). Fyodor Dostoevsky's novel Humiliated and Insulted provided the source for a subplot about a young girl, Otoyo (Terumi Niki), who is rescued from a brothel. The film looks at the problem of social injustice and explores two of Kurosawa's favourite topics: humanism and existentialism.
The film takes place in Koishikawa, a district of Edo (the former name of the city of Tokyo), in the 19th century. Young Dr. Noboru Yasumoto (Yūzō Kayama) is the film's protagonist. Trained in a Dutch medical school in Nagasaki, the arrogant Yasumoto aspires to the status of personal physician of the Shogunate, a position currently held by a close relative; his father is already a well-established, highly competent physician. Yasumoto believes that he should progress through the safe, and well-protected, army structure of medical education. However, for Yasumoto's post-graduate medical training, he has been assigned to a rural clinic under the guidance of Akahige ("Red Beard"), Dr. Kyojō Niide (played by Toshiro Mifune). Dr. Niide may seem like a tyrannical task master, but in reality he is a compassionate clinic director. Initially, Yasumoto is livid at his posting, believing that he has little to gain from working under Akahige. Dr. Yasumoto feels that Dr. Niide is only interested in his medical notes and soon rebels against the clinic director. He refuses to wear his uniform, disdains the food and spartan environment, and enters the forbidden garden where he meets "The Mantis" (Kyōko Kagawa), a mysterious patient that only Dr. Niide can treat.
A külföldön tanult és elit kórházba vágyó fiatal orvos, Yasumoto végül egy közkórházban köt ki gyakornokként a Rőtszakállúnak nevezett főorvos mellett, aki megmenti az életét. Miközben kettejük kezdetben ellenséges viszonya egyre barátibbá válik, Yasumoto nemcsak a mesterségét ismeri meg, hanem az életet is. S ez a nyomorúsággal, erőszakkal, gonoszsággal s halállal terhes élet nem egyszer szélsőséges történéseken keresztül tárul fel előtte.
Cast / Szereplők / スタッフ:
- Toshiro Mifune as Dr. Kyojō Niide (新出 去定 Niide Kyojo) also known as "Red Beard" (Akahige)
- Yūzō Kayama as Dr. Noboru Yasumoto (保本 登 Yasumoto Noboru)
- Tsutomu Yamazaki as Sahachi (佐八), a wheelwright.
- Reiko Dan as Osugi (お杉), a servant.
- Miyuki Kuwano as Onaka (おなか)
- Kyōko Kagawa as "The Mantis", a madwoman.
- Tatsuyoshi Ehara as Genzo Tsugawa (津川 玄三 Tsugawa Genzo)
- Terumi Niki as Otoyo (おとよ)
- Akemi Negishi as Okuni (おくに)
- Yoshitaka Zushi as Choji (長次)
- Yoshio Tsuchiya as Dr. Handayu Mori (森 半太夫 Mori Handayu)
- Eijirō Tōno – Goheiji
- Takashi Shimura – Tokubei Izumiya
- Chishū Ryū – Mr. Yasumoto
- Kinuyo Tanaka – Mrs. Yasumoto
- Kōji Mitsui – Heikichi
- Haruko Sugimura – Kin, the madam of a local brothel.
|Directed by||Akira Kurosawa|
|Produced by||Ryūzō Kikushima
|Screenplay by||Masato Ide
|Based on||Akahige shinryōtan by Shūgorō Yamamoto|
|Music by||Masaru Sato|
|Edited by||Akira Kurosawa|
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