Waga Seishun ni Kuinashi (No Regrets for Our Youth)
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Waga Seishun ni Kuinashi (No Regrets for Our Youth)
Based on the Takikawa incident of 1933, in which a prominent professor was forced out of his position by the government for his leftist views, Akira Kurosawa directs this socially minded tale about a pure-hearted lass coming to terms with the corrupt nature of the world. Though professor Yagihara (played by silent film star Denjiro Okochi) is relieved of his teaching responsibilities, his young vivacious daughter, Yukie (Setsuko Hara), remains blithely unaware of the fractious state of Japanese society of the time. Yet she quickly understands when one of her father's students, Ryukichi… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"[A] dense and beautiful work."
‑ Elliott Stein, Village Voice
"Kurosawa uses his considerable filmmaking skills to nail down a pic Stanley Kramer would be proud to call his own because of its liberal message."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"An important early contribution to the director's oeuvre and a fascinating glimpse into the evolution of his creative style."
‑ Brian Wilson, Senses of Cinema
"The final cresting of Akira Kurosawa's short-lived interest in female strength"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Kurosawa explores the maze of shame, honour, tragedy and pride, and the curious stigma attached to those who denounced the country's involvement in the war."
‑ , Film4
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