Drunken Angel

Marking the first collaboration between legendary director Akira Kurosawa and the then unknown actor Toshiro Mifune, Drunken Angel is a film noir set in the cesspools and back alleys of gloomy post-war Tokyo and a commentary on the Yakuza culture of occupied Japan. Mifune stars as a volatile criminal who strikes up an unlikely relationship […]

Stray Dog

A bad day gets worse for young cop Murakami (Toshiro Mifune) when a pickpocket steals his gun on a hot, crowded bus. Desperate to right the wrong, he goes undercover, scavenging Tokyo’s sweltering streets for the criminal. With each step, cop and criminal lives become more intertwined and the investigation becomes an examination of Murakami’s […]