No Regrets for Our Youth
No Regrets for Our Youth (1946)

Akira Kurosawa's decidedly feminist drama casts Setsuko Hara as Yukie, a coddled housewife whose leftist lover is charged with espionage during World War II.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 29, 1946
DVD Release Date: January 15, 2008
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Elliott Stein
Village Voice

[A] dense and beautiful work.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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.

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Brian Wilson
Senses of Cinema

An important early contribution to the director's oeuvre and a fascinating glimpse into the evolution of his creative style.

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

The final cresting of Akira Kurosawa's short-lived interest in female strength

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Film4

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.

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danny d
one of kurosawa's earliest films, this one has his characteristic great diologue and thoughtful presentation. this is one of my least favorite kurosawa… More
G S
More of an artistic touch present in this film than in Kurosawa earlier films. This film is well shot, but a little slowly paced that it becomes boring at times… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"In Dr. Johnson's famous dictionary patriotism is defined as the last resort of a scoundrel. With all due respect to an… More
Antonius Block
Made just one year after WWII ended, Kurosawa's 'No Regrets For Our Youth' explores the lesser-known part of Japan that protested against rising… More