(Ginrei no Hate)
1947 - b & w - 89 min. REMASTERED Academy Standard (4:3)
Starring: MIFUNE Toshiro
Screenplay by: KUROSAWA Akira
Directed by: TANIGUCHI Senkichi
In his first starring role, Mifune Toshiro plays against type as one of three bank
robbers who are being pursued into the mountainous Nagano Prefecture, the so-
called "Japanese Alps", by a dogged group of police who refuse to give up the chase.
Shot on location with a script by Kurosawa Akira, this is a brutal motion picture that
shows just what ends desperate men will resort to. Co-starring Shimura Takashi as
the leader of the group they must attempt to cross the mountains in the dead of
winter, while trying to survive an avalanche and avoid their pursuers who seem to be
gaining on them by the minute. Mifune's screen presence displays his star power in
an auspicious debut. Powerful drama with surprises galore along the way!