Angel of the lost

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German title Angel of the lost
Original title Yoidore Tenshi
Country of production Japan
original language Japanese
Publishing year 1948
length 98 minutes
Director Akira Kurosawa
script Keinosuke Uegusa
Akira Kurosawa
music Fumio Hayasaka
camera Takeo Ito

Angel of the Lost ( Japanese 醉 い ど れ 天使 , Yoidore Tenshi , Eng . "The drunken angel") is a Japanese Toho film from 1948 directed by Akira Kurosawa .


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.

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  1. D. Richie : 1998, p. 47