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Filter: Year » 1952
Year: 1952
Genre: Drama
Rating: (8.3)
Country: Japan
Runtime: 143 min.
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Studio: Toho Company, Ltd.
Cast: Takashi Shimura / Shin'ichi Himori / Haruo Tanaka / Minoru Chiaki / Miki Odagiri / Bokuzen Hidari / Kamatari Fujiwara / Nobuo Kaneko / Nobuo Nakamura / Yûnosuke Itô / Minosuke Yamada / Makoto Kobori / Atsushi Watanabe / Isao Kimura / Masao Shimizu
Kanji Watanabe is a civil servant. He has worked in the same department for 30 years. His life is pretty boring and monotonous, though he once used to have passion and drive. Then one day he discovers that he has stomach cancer and has less than a year to live. After the initial depression he sets about living for the first time in over 20 years. Then he realises that his limited time left is not just for living life to the full but to leave something meaningful behind...
Moulin Rouge
Year: 1952
Genre: Biography / Drama / Music / Romance
Rating: (7.1)
Country: UK
Runtime: 119 min.
Director: John Huston
Studio: United Artists
Cast: José Ferrer / Zsa Zsa Gabor / Suzanne Flon / Muriel Smith / Mary Clare / Walter Crisham / Georges Lannes / Lee Montague / Maureen Swanson / Tutte Lemkow / Jill Bennett / Theodore Bikel / Claude Nollier / Katherine Kath / Harold Kasket
A fictionalized account of the latter part of the life of French artist Henri de Toulouse Lautrec (1864-1901) is presented, he who is arguably most renowned professionally for immortalizing the characters of the Paris can-can dance hall, the Moulin Rouge, on canvas. This phase of his story begins in 1890. Born into aristocracy, Toulouse-Lautrec moves to Paris to pursue his art as he hangs out at the Moulin Rouge where he feels like he fits in being a misfit among other misfits. His misfit status is due to his diminutive physical stature, his legs which were broken and stopped growing following a childhood fall down some stairs. Because of the way he looks, he believes he is never destined to experience the true love of a woman. That lack of love in his life may change as he meets two women. The first is prostitute Marie Charlet, who he saves from imprisonment in a white knight act. Their relationship ends up being a turbulent one, the downs where each feels the need to hurt the other ...
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