The Most Beautiful (Ichiban utsukushiku)
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The Most Beautiful (Ichiban utsukushiku)
Following up on his successful directorial debut, soon-to-be cinematic master Akira Kurosawa helms this war-era melodrama about female factory workers dutifully toiling for the greater good of the Imperial war effort. Under the watchful eye of their paternalistic factory manager (played by Kurosawa regular Takeshi Shimura), the young women workers fight through their own trials and tribulations to produce high-quality optical equipment factory under extremely spartan, almost militaristic conditions. One lass (Takako Irie) gets ill and is forced to convalesce over her own objections. Another… More

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"If you ever wanted to miss a Kurosawa film, this minor film is the one."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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