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Title:
Akahige Red Beard
Author:
Kurosawa, Akira, 1910-1998.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
United States : Criterion Collection, 2002.

©1965
Physical Description:
1 DVD (185 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
A vain young doctor learns a valuable lesson from the dedicated director of a clinic for destitute patients.
General Note:
"Janus Films."

Videodisc release of the 1965 motion picture by Toho Co., Ltd.

Based on the novel with the title "Akahige" by Shugoro Yamamoto.

Special features: audio commentary by Stephen Prince; notes by Donald Richie; theatrical trailer

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
Japanese
ISBN:
9780780025769
UPC:
037429168820
Format :
DVD

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In 1820, young Noboru Yasumoto (Yuzo Kayama) completes his medical education in Nagasaki and returns to his native Edo hoping both to marry the daughter of a wealthy man and to achieve affluence himself through his medical practice. He happens to visit the famed Koishikawa clinic for the indigent, which is run by the autocratic Dr. Kyojo Niide (Toshiro Mifune), better known as Red Beard. To his intense displeasure, he soon finds himself assigned to the clinic for his internship. At first, the young intern is arrogant and rebellious, intent on displaying his knowledge of medical innovations and contemptuous of the older doctor for spending his life among the poor. But as time passes, he gains an intimate knowledge of the kind of suffering that is endemic to the impoverished, and at length, becomes an acolyte of this seemingly dictatorial physician, who heals his patients with gentleness and humility as much as with his medical skill. ~ Michael Costello, Rovi


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