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Nora inu

Akira Kurosawa Japan, 1949

Pierluigi Puccini's rating of the film Stray Dog

Intense japanese post-war drama heavily inspired by the crudeness of american film-noir and, on a smaller degree, by the italian neorealism. Takashi Shimura and Toshiro Mifune are great as the veteran detective and his companion, respectively. There are some excellent moments of suspense, like the baseball game and the train station climax.