Hakuchi - Idiot

Akira KUROSAWAJapan – 1951

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.

Original Title Hakuchi - Idiot
German Title Idiot
French Title Idiot
Other Titles L'idiota
Directed by Akira KUROSAWA
Country Japan
Available Formats 35mm, DVD
Screenplay Eijirô Hisaita, Akira Kurosawa, Fiodor Dostoiewski
Film Editing Akira Kurosawa
Soundtrack Fumio Hayasaka
Cinematography Toshio Ubukata
Sound Yoshisaburo Imo
Décors So Matsuyama, Ushitaro Shimada
Production Takashi Koide
Runtime 166 Min.
Language Japanisch/d/f
Setsuko Hara Taeko Nasu
Masayuki Mori Kinji Kameda
Toshiro Mifune Denkichi Akama
Takashi Shimura Ono
Chieko Higashiyama Mutter
Chiyoko Fumiya Noriko
Eijirô Yanagi Tohata
Yoshiko Kuga Ayako
Minoru Chiaki Mutsuo Kayama
Eiko Miyoshi Madame Kayama

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