D: Akira Kurosawa
Doubts within the system
Kurosawa’s first masterpiece: a policeman searches for a weapon that was stolen from him and endeavours to solve the murder connected with it. The film is set in post-war Japan; the differences between good and evil are blurred – until the climax: after the showdown, the opponents lie next to one another – indistinguishable – in the dirt.
Stray Dog / Nora Inu
Feature film, Japan 1949, 117 min, Engl. subtitles