Dodesukaden / どですかでん

Akira Kurosawa almost comitted suicide circa 1971. This almost coincides with the release of Dodesukaden (1970) which was his first colour movie but also his first major failure. Knowing this intringuing details, I sumerged myself into this movie and the experience couldn’t be better.

Dodesukaden is a story of people and their emotions, reactions, stories… in short, about behaviours and their reason. Because every strange behaviour has a reason behind it. That always bitter man used to be happy one day, that harsh woman is harsh because men were harsh to her, that rich family used to be poor, and that poor family next to them used to be rich. That’s life and that’s Dodesukaden.

1971年で、黒澤明自殺してみた。あの時で、どですかでん(1970)出たが、黒澤の最初カラー映画とかセールスで困った初めて時も。

どですかでんは人間とか気持ちの話です。つまり、人間の態度と理由の話です。変な胎動の後で、理由があるんです。昔、意地悪人は幸せだった、お金持ち人は貧乏だった、貧乏人はお金持ち。。。これは生活です、これはどですかでん。

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