Director Kon Ichikawa
Music director Kensaku Tanikawa
Genre Action, Crime
|Writer Akira Kurosawa, Keisuke Kinoshita, Masaki Kobayashi, Shugoro Yamamoto|
Release date 13 September 2001 (2001-09-13)
Screenplay Akira Kurosawa, Kon Ichikawa, Keisuke Kinoshita, Masaki Kobayashi
Cast Kōji Yakusho, Yûko Asano, Bunta Sugawara, Ryûdô Uzaki, Tsurutarô Kataoka, Saburo Ishikura
Similar movies Akira Kurosawa wrote the screenplay for Playboy and directed Madadayo
Dora-heita (どら平太) (English: Alley Cat) is a 2000 Japanese film by Director Kon Ichikawa. It was the 74th film made by Ichikawa.
A new magistrate (played by Koji Yakusho) in the town of Horisoto—widely reputed to be the most lawless township in Japan, uses guile and his opponents' own misperceptions and prejudices to defeat his enemies and uproot corruption.
The film was planned and written by the Yonki-no-kai, a group of four of Japan's most notable directors: Kon Ichikawa, Masaki Kobayashi, Keisuke Kinoshita, and Akira Kurosawa in 1969. Financial losses of a previous film in 1970 meant that funds were not available for filming Dora-heita.
Many years later, after the deaths of the other three partners, Ichikawa was able to produce the film. The film includes cinematography by Yukio Isohata and a musical score by Kensaku Tanikawa.
The film was screened at the Berlin Film Festival in 2000 and the Japanese FIlm Festival.
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