The Most Beautiful

The Most Beautiful

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This portrait of female volunteer workers at an optics plant during World War II, shot on location at the Nippon Kogaku factory, was created with a patriotic agenda. Yet thanks to Akira Kurosawa’s groundbreaking semidocumentary approach, The Most Beautiful is a revealing look at Japanese women of the era and anticipates the aesthetics of Japanese cinema’s postwar social realism.
Starring Takako Irie, Yôko Yaguchi, Sayuri Tanima
Director Akira Kurosawa