Post war, pre noir

Stray Dog. Akira Kurosawa. This movie is interesting in my opinion since it shows a time-piece about Japan straight after the war. The main character is driven to find its stolen gun and asks himself questions if he is to blame for the problems that come from the stolen gun. An older superior helps him to calm down and find the solution to his problems. Kurosawa investigates many issues between society and violence but also practices his skills clearly for later movies. Both main actors in this movie later become his most prominent leads. Although you can detect many things in this movie as dated, the movie itself still stands out as a strong movie. (1949)


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