Hakuchi - Idiot

by Akira KUROSAWA, Japan, 1951
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The Russian writer Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky wanted to show a really good person in his well-known novel "The Idiot". Ironically, he chose an idiot. The Japanese Akira Kurosawa realized his obsession with the film adaptation of the book: The depiction of the necessary failure in an unjust society. It is an adaptation in the best sense, as the filmmaker transfers the material to the cold Japanese island of Hokkaido. The eponymous hero returns home after an absence and fails because his naivety prevents him from defending himself against the intrigues.

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Original Title
Hakuchi - Idiot
Title
Hakuchi - Idiot
Directed by
Akira KUROSAWA
Country
Japan
Year
1951
Screenplay
EijirĂ´ Hisaita, Akira Kurosawa, Fiodor Dostoiewski
Film Editing
Akira Kurosawa
Soundtrack
Fumio Hayasaka
Cinematography
Toshio Ubukata
Sound
Yoshisaburo Imo
Production Design
So Matsuyama, Ushitaro Shimada
Production
Takashi Koide
Formats
35mm, DVD
Runtime
166 min.
Language
Japanisch/d/f
Cast
Setsuko Hara, Masayuki Mori, Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Chieko Higashiyama, Chiyoko Fumiya, EijirĂ´ Yanagi, Yoshiko Kuga, Minoru Chiaki, Eiko Miyoshi

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