The most beautiful

The most beautiful

DVD - 2010 | Japanese
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Akira Kurosawa's patriotic World War II morale booster focuses on a volunteer corps of women working at an optics factory to produce lenses for binoculars and targeting scopes, and was shot on location at the Nippon Kogaku factory in Hiratsuka.
Publisher: Irvington, NY : Criterion Collection, c2010
ISBN: 9781604653250
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (85 min.) : sd., b&w. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Ichiban utsukushiku


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voisjoe1 Jun 29, 2013

Kurosawa’s second film, “The Most Beautiful” released in 1944 was the story of Japanese girls working in a military lens manufacturing plant. All across Japan, plants like this were required to increase productivity by 50% to 100% while maintaining high quality (a defect could cause deaths of airplane pilots and soldiers). The film depicts long and arduous hours, week after week, with the girls heroically working for their country. To give the actors an idea of their roles, Kurosawa had them actually live in a factory to make their performances more realistic. America does not often get a chance to see a wartime film of this quality, where we hear the line about Japan’s enemies, Britain and America.

Aug 03, 2011

If you are a FEMINIST this a must watch...It depicts the Courage of Women...


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