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Dodes'ka-den

Dodes’ka-den

The Music Hall Loft
131 Congress St.
Portsmouth, NH 03801
United States603-436-2400

Director, Akira Kurosawa; Composer, Toru Takemitsu

Oscar-nominated for Best Foreign Film in 1972, Kurosawa’s first film in color. When the offer to score the film came along, composer Toru Takemitsu was already established as a well thought of member of the musical avant-garde, and had also written dozens of other film scores. Having been influenced by Debussy, Messiaen, Cage, as well as traditional Japanese music, Takemitsu’s music of Dodes’ka-den is perhaps most notable for its use of silence.

1970 • NR • 2h20m • Japan (subtitled)