For a better experience on MUBI, update your browser.
1,237 Ratings

Drunken Angel

Yoidore tenshi

Directed by Akira Kurosawa
Japan, 1948
Crime, Drama


In this powerful early noir from the great Akira Kurosawa, Toshiro Mifune bursts onto the screen as a volatile, tubercular criminal who strikes up an unlikely relationship with Takashi Shimura’s jaded physician.

This film is not currently playing on MUBI but 30 other great films are. See what’s now showing
Drunken Angel Directed by Akira Kurosawa

Critics reviews

Drunken Angel never rises above the level of mediocrity and is completely lacking in interest: its aesthetic pretensions, especially in the dream sequence and the hero’s death scene, surpass in their grotesqueness anything even the European cinema has produced.
February 01, 1957

Related films