Stray Dog

D: Akira Kurosawa

Sat, Apr 26, 2008
8 pm
Admission: 5 Euros, concessions 3 Euros

Doubts within the system

Stray Dog (film still), © 1949 TOHO Co. , LTD. | © BFI/ UK

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