Artikelnummer 6325

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL (1944) * with switchable English subtitles *

Akira Kurosawa Takashi Shimura ... Chief Goro Ishida Sôji Kiyokawa Sôji Kiyokawa ... Soichi Yoshikawa, Chief of General Affairs Section Ichirô Sugai Ichirô Sugai ... Ken Shinda, Chief of Labor Section Takako Irie Takako Irie ... Noriko Mizushima, dorm mother Yôko Yaguchi Yôko Yaguchi ... Tsuru Watanabe, president of women workers Sayuri Tanima Sayuri Tanima ... Yuriko Tanimura, vice president of the women workers Sachiko Ozaki Sachiko Ozaki ... Sachiko Yamazaki Shizuko Nishigaki Shizuko Nishigaki ... Fusae Nishioka Asako Suzuki Asako Suzuki ... Asako Suzumura Haruko Toyama Haruko Toyama ... Masako Koyama Aiko Masu Aiko Masu ... Tokiko Hiroda Kazuko Hitomi Kazuko Hitomi ... Kazuko Futomi Shizuko Yamada Shizuko Yamada ... Hisae Yamaguchi Itoko Kôno Itoko Kôno ... Sue Okabe Toshiko Hattori Toshiko Hattori ... Toshiko Hattori

Propaganda movie made in 1944 by Akira Kurosawa tells the story of workers in an optical instruments factory during the War. Management has asked their workers to increase productivity over the next four months. Male workers are expected to perform double the norm; but female workers, led by fanatical Tsuru Watanabe, ask the bosses to increase the new quotas from 50% above the norm to 70%. It won't be easy to fulfill this request, however, as illness and personal issues compete for the women's attention.

DVD-R is in Japanese with switchable English subtitles. Approx. 87 mins.  See film samples for sound and video quality!  


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