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Quiet Duel
     

The Quiet Duel

Director: Akira Kurosawa

Cast: Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Noriko Sengoku

 
A dedicated army surgeon finds his once-bright future suddenly obscured when he contracts syphilis while performing a life-saving operation in this early collaboration between director Akira Kurosawa and Toshirô Mifune. Contaminated with a disease that was virtually incurable in 1940s Japan, Fujisaki returns home from the war to work presided over by his obstetrician

Overview

A dedicated army surgeon finds his once-bright future suddenly obscured when he contracts syphilis while performing a life-saving operation in this early collaboration between director Akira Kurosawa and Toshirô Mifune. Contaminated with a disease that was virtually incurable in 1940s Japan, Fujisaki returns home from the war to work presided over by his obstetrician father (Takashi Shimura). As Fujisaki furtively agonizes over the havoc that the disease will wreck on his upcoming marriage, his noble attempts to save the lives of his many patients masks a silent desperation that will likely remain with him to his final hour.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/19/2006
UPC:
0787364718795
Original Release:
1949
Rating:
NR
Source:
Bci / Eclipse
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[B&W]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Mono]
Time:
1:35:00

Special Features

Original Japanese theatrical trailer; News report from the set of the movie; Interview with cinematographer Setsuo Kobayashi, actress Miki Sanjo and composer Akira Ifukube; Liner notes by Stuart Galbraith IV, author of The Emperor and the Wolf: The Lives and Films of Akira Kurosawa and Toshiro Mifune

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Akira Kurosawa's: The Quiet Duel
1. Opening Credits [1:13]
2. Hospital [7:50]
3. Worries [8:29]
4. Memories [8:41]
5. Children [8:24]
6. Eavesdropping [9:56]
7. Confiding [8:13]
8. Doubt [7:29]
9. Tears [8:46]
10. Winter [11:59]
11. Sunrise [3:12]
12. Toil Onward [10:13]

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