Dodes'ka-denDVD - 2009 | Japanese
This film follows the lives of the people who live in a slum, built in a garbage dump. A mentally disabled boy is obsessed with streetcars, driving an imaginary streetcar around, chanting "Dodes'ka-den! Dodes'ka-den!"--Mimicking the sound of the wheels. Some of the neighbors are a young woman living with her lecherous uncle; a pair of friends who get drunk and swap wives; a possibly mentally ill beggar and his son who live in a deserted car; and a man with five children who knows he is not the father of any, but treats them as if they were his own. Although they may dream of better times, these people are trapped--both physically and psychologically--doomed to live a life of disappointment (or worse), but many find ways to carry on.
Publisher: [Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, 2009
Branch Call Number: 7.914 Do
Description: 1 videodisc (140 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Audience: MPAA Rating: Not rated