Angel of the lost
|German title||Angel of the lost|
|Original title||Yoidore Tenshi|
|Country of production||Japan|
In an unnamed city in post-war Japan, a doctor with alcoholism and an injured gangster meet. The developing relationship between the two, as well as gangsterism and the social, moral situation in Japan are the main subjects of the film.
The film is Toshirō Mifune's and Kurosawa's first collaboration, and it is also Mifune's first leading role. Kurosawa said of this film that he was the first one that he could really make himself.
- Donald Richie , with additional material by Joan Mellen: The Films of Akira Kurosawa. 3rd edition expanded and updated with a new epilogue. University of California Press, 1998.
- D. Richie : 1998, p. 47