Downtown (1957)


Original Title: Shitamachi
Type: Movie
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 57 Minutes
Release Date: 31 Dec 1966 (USA)
Is Adult: No
Language: 
Japanese
Rated: n/A
Director: 
Yasuki Chiba
Writer: 
Fumiko Hayashi, Ryôzô Kasahara, Seiya Yoshida
Stars: 
Isuzu Yamada, Toshirô Mifune, Haruo Tanaka  »




Description

A young woman whose husband has died in the war loses her will to live, sinking deeper and deeper into depression and isolation. A gentle workman falls in love with her and helps her to find new life.




Plot

A young Japanese woman, widowed in the Second World War, has her young son to raise but can find nothing else to live for. Grief for her lost husband and her diminished circumstances nearly overwhelms her. When a plain-spoken workman comes to work for her, she finds new meaning in life and a strength that enables her to withstand new tragedies. Written by Jim Beaver





Details (General)

  • AKA (Also Known As)

    下町 (Japan, Japanese title)
    Shitamahi - Downtown (Japan)
    Downtown (New Zealand, English title)
    Downtown (Canada, English title)
    Downtown (South Africa, English title)

  • Company

    Toho Company

  • Country

    Japan





  • Details (Technical)

  • Aspect Ratio

    1.37 : 1

  • Color

    Black and White

  • Sound Mix

    Mono





  • Details (Other)

  • Awards

    3 wins.