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Directed by:
Akira Kurosawa

Directed by Akira Kurosawa, "Donzoko" (also known as "Lower Depths, The", "Nachtasyl", "Bassifondi, I") is a Drama film, released on February 09 of 1962 in the USA . Toshirô Mifune and Isuzu Yamada are starring, alongside Kyôko Kagawa, Ganjiro Nakamura, Minoru Chiaki and Kamatari Fujiwara.

Who is the director of "Donzoko":

Donzoko was directed by Akira Kurosawa, a Japanese writer, director, and producer.

Before directing Donzoko, Akira Kurosawa had directed Kumonosu jô, released in 1957, Ikimono no kiroku (1955), Shichinin no samurai (1954), Seven Samurai (1954), Ikiru (1952), and Rashômon (1950). Since, he directed Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru, released in 1960, Yojimbo (1961), Tengoku to jigoku (1963), Dersu Uzala (1975), Kagemusha (1980), and Ran (1985).

What was the release date of "Donzoko":

Donzoko was first released in the United States on Friday, February 09, 1962. Also released on Friday, February 09, 1962 has been Moon Pilot (dir. James Neilson). This was fifty-seven (57) years ago.

It has been released on Monday, October 04, 1965 in Germany and on Tuesday, September 17, 1957 in Japan.

Who is at the casting of "Donzoko":

At the casting of Donzoko we find Toshirô Mifune, previously seen in Yagyu bugeicho (1957) and Kumonosu jô (1957); Isuzu Yamada (Tôkyô boshoku (1957), Kumonosu jô (1957)); Kyôko Kagawa (Yagyu bugeicho (1957), Chikamatsu monogatari (1954)) [ more... ]

  • Kichijiro Ueda and Toshirô Mifune, Minoru Chiaki, Kamatari Fujiwara, Akemi Negishi, Eijirô Tono, Eiko Miyoshi, Bokuzen Hidari, Atsushi Watanabe can all be seen in Ikimono no kiroku, released in 1955.
  • Yu Fujiki and Toshirô Mifune, Kyôko Kagawa, Ganjiro Nakamura, Eijirô Tono, Bokuzen Hidari, Kichijiro Ueda can all be seen in Nippon tanjo, released in 1959.
  • Kichijiro Ueda and Toshirô Mifune, Minoru Chiaki, Kamatari Fujiwara, Eijirô Tono, Bokuzen Hidari, Atsushi Watanabe also worked together in Shichinin no samurai, released in 1954.
  • Toshirô Mifune, Kyôko Kagawa, Minoru Chiaki, Kamatari Fujiwara, Koji Mitsui and Eijirô Tono also worked together in Tengoku to jigoku, released in 1963.
  • Toshirô Mifune, Isuzu Yamada, Minoru Chiaki, Eiko Miyoshi, Kichijiro Ueda and Yu Fujiki have all also be seen in Kumonosu jô, released in 1957.
  • Minoru Chiaki, Kamatari Fujiwara, Haruo Tanaka, Eiko Miyoshi, Bokuzen Hidari and Atsushi Watanabe also appeared together in Ikiru, released in 1952.
  • Toshirô Mifune, Minoru Chiaki, Eijirô Tono, Haruo Tanaka and Kichijiro Ueda also appeared in Miyamoto Musashi kanketsuhen: kettô Ganryûjima, released in 1956.
  • Atsushi Watanabe and Toshirô Mifune, Isuzu Yamada, Kamatari Fujiwara, Eijirô Tono also appeared together in Yojimbo, released in 1961.
  • Minoru Chiaki, Kamatari Fujiwara, Bokuzen Hidari, Atsushi Watanabe and Kichijiro Ueda can also be seen in Seven Samurai, released in 1954.
  • Yu Fujiki and Toshirô Mifune, Isuzu Yamada, Kyôko Kagawa, Kichijiro Ueda also appeared in Osaka jo monogatari, released in 1961.
  • Koji Mitsui and Toshirô Mifune, Kyôko Kagawa, Kamatari Fujiwara have all also be seen in Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru, released in 1960.
  • Toshirô Mifune, Haruo Tanaka, Bokuzen Hidari and Kichijiro Ueda also worked together in Muhomatsu no issho, released in 1958.
  • Bokuzen Hidari and Toshirô Mifune, Kyôko Kagawa, Eijirô Tono also appeared in Yagyu bugeicho - Ninjitsu, released in 1958.
  • Toshirô Mifune, Kamatari Fujiwara and Yu Fujiki also appeared in Chushingura - Hana no maki yuki no maki, released in 1962.
  • Eijirô Tono and Toshirô Mifune, Kyôko Kagawa also worked together in Yagyu bugeicho, released in 1957.
  • Toshirô Mifune, Minoru Chiaki and Kichijiro Ueda also appeared in Rashômon, released in 1950.

What is the Storyline of "Donzoko":

In a run-down Edo tenement, an elderly man (Rokubei) and his bitter wife (Osugi) rent out rooms and beds to the poor. The tenants are gamblers, prostitutes, petty thieves and drunk layabouts, all struggling to survive. The landlady's younger sister (Okayo) who helps the landlords with the maintenance of the place, brings in an old man (Kahei) and rents him a bed. Kahei quickly assumes the role of the mediator and grandfatherly figure, though there is an air of mystery about him and some of the tenants [...]

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