Akira Kurosawa's THE SILENT DUEL

Directed by Akira Kurosawa

This 1949 rarely-seen masterpiece from legendary director AKIRA KUROSAWA has never-before been released in the UK.

Based on an acclaimed play by Kazuo Nikuta, THE SILENT DUEL marked the second of numerous collaborations between the director and leading man Toshiro Mifune.

During a life-saving operation young army surgeon Fujisaki (Mifune) contracts syphilis from a patient, a disease virtually incurable in 1940’s Japan, and is forced to abandon his own true love. 

b&w   1949   94 mins.

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“Classic Kurosawa.” New York Post

“A classic un-earthed!” JFC

“Marks an important passage in Kurosawa’s incredible career. ”   Herald Tribune

“Mifune is simply superb!” DVD Talk