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The Lower Depths


Japanese filmmaker [[Performer~P98309~Akira Kurosawa~akirakurosawa]] transferred the setting of [[Performer~P217310~Maxim Gorky~maximgorky]]'s play The Lower Depths from Imperial Russia to his own country's Edo Period--which, like Gorky's 19th-century setting, was an era of great cultural advances, offset by the miseries of those who weren't in the aristocracy. Kurosawa's film concentrates on [[Performer~P49015~Toshiro Mifune~toshiromifune]], playing a crooked gambler who falls in love with the sister...more