The Lower Depths (1957 Film)
The Lower Depths (どん底, Donzoko?) is a 1957 Japanese film directed by Akira Kurosawa, based on the play The Lower Depths by Maxim Gorky. The film's setting was changed to Edo-period Japan.
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... Unlike Jean Renoir’s 1936 film The Lower Depths, Kurosawa’s film follows Gorky’s play faithfully, making this film a much darker one and perforce eliminating Renoir’s happy ending. ...
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