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Drunken Angel (Yoidore tenshi) (1948)

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Haruko Toyama Haruko Toyama
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Senkichi Omura Senkichi Omura
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Sachio Sakai Sachio Sakai
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Akira Tani Akira Tani
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Chôko Iida Chôko Iida
Bâya
Yoshiko Kuga Yoshiko Kuga
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Taiji Tonoyama Taiji Tonoyama
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Masao Shimizu Masao Shimizu
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Akira Kurosawa Akira Kurosawa
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After a battle with rival criminals, a small-time gangster is treated by an alcoholic doctor in post-war Japan. The doctor diagnoses the young gangster's tuberculosis, and convinces him to begin treatment for it. The two enjoy an uneasy friendship until the gangster's former boss is released from prison and seeks to take over his gang once again. The ailing young man loses his status as gang boss and becomes ostracised, and eventually confronts his former boss in a battle to the death.
Release date: 27 April 1948
Tags: Japanese (5), Japan (3), Drama (3), 1940s (3), Crime (3), Gangsters (3), Alcohol (3), Murder (3), Death (2), Thriller (2), 1948 (2), Criterion (1), Not Foreign Language (1), Retro Asian (1), 1940's (1), Foreign Language (1), Yokusa (1), TB (1), Post WWII (1), 40s (1)
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