The Most Beautiful (Ichiban utsukushiku)
The Most Beautiful (Ichiban utsukushiku) (1988)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 12, 1988
DVD Release Date: February 8, 2005
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Dennis Schwartz
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If you ever wanted to miss a Kurosawa film, this minor film is the one.

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danny d
im certainly not pretending to know what kurosawa was doing with this film, but it feels expiremental. a very simple story about the plight of female factory… More
Propoganda film that Kurosawa made, not extremely unbearable and not exactly one that you should never watch because it is interesting in its own way. About… More
Walter M.
In "The Most Beautiful," Ishida(Takashi Shimura), the manager of a precision optics factory in Japan during World War II, raises the production… More
Chris Browning
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