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The Idiot Details

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A former soldier is branded an idiot because of his epileptic seizures caused by wartime experiences. He shows unbridled compassion for people after he moves in with friends of his family as he tries to help a young man ruined by the war and a woman hounded by a wealthy but cruel suitor. All the characters are victims of the war and its devastating emotional aftershocks. Taken from Feodor Dostoyevsky's classic novel, the screenplay was written by the film's director, Akira Kurosawa. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi

  • Release date:May 23, 1951

Cast

Toshiro Mifune
as Denkichi Akama
Setsuko Hara
as Taeko Nasu
Yoshiko Kuga
as Ayako Uno
Minoru Chiaki
as Mutsuo Kayama
Bokuzen Hidari
as Karube
Eiko Miyoshi
as Kayama's Mother
Noriko Sengoku
as Takako
Chieko Higashiyama
as Satoki Ono, the Mother
Takashi Shimura
as Ono, the father
Chieko Higashiyama
as Satoki Ono, the Mother
Takashi Shimura
as Ono, the father
Bokuzen Hidari
as Karube
Minoru Chiaki
as Mutsuo Kayama
Noriko Sengoku
as Takako
Eiko Miyoshi
as Kayama's Mother

Crew

Akira Kurosawa
Director
Takashi Koide
Producer
Akira Kurosawa
Screenwriter
Eijiro Hisaita
Screenwriter
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Book Author
Toshio Ubukata
Cinematographer
Choichi Nakai
Cinematographer
Fumio Hayasaka
Composer (Music Score)
Yoshiro Muraki
Production Designer
Shinobu Muraki
Production Designer
So Matsuyama
Art Director
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