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Toshiro Mifune's having so much fun here (most of the time) playing kind of a dumb character, who's just a kid at heart--but, who is as selfless as can be. Inagaki's director is, for the most part, just good--not great--until the climax and denouement when he puts on a brilliant display of colors and in-camera/editing effects that really heighten the mood and make you feel for the Matsu character. It's not hard to see why this won the Golden Lion (Best Film) at the 1958 Venice Film Festival. Terrific stuff here.
One of the most unknown but great movies of Mifune, he shines gold in this movie. He plays a lovable kind hearted ricksha man who helps out a boy who hurt his ankle, he takes him to the dr and helps out his family. The boy's father dies, leaving him and his mother alone. Mifun falls for her eventually but because of their class (he a lowely ricksha man, her a higher bred higher class woman) he couldn't ever have her. A must see for all Mifune fans.
[FONT=Arial][SIZE=6][COLOR=Black]Saw this movie in a Japanese History class. About a Ricksha puller who becomes a father figure for a boy who had lost his fater. Set during the modernization period in Japan. There is a great scene where the Ricksha man played by Toshiro Mifune is playing the Tyko Drums. It shows how one part of Japanese history became part of the culture for a new "unified" nation. I enjoyed this movie very much for its portrayal of life during that time. It has funny parts and some good acting.