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With his Golden Lion Win for Rashomon at the 1951 Venice Film Festival, Akira Kurosawa has been credited with paving the way for the international recognition of Japanese films. The Projector casts a spotlight on the early works of the prolific writer-director.

Drunken Angel and Stray Dog are considered Kurosawa’s first major works exploring the mood of post-war occupied Japan and mark the beginnings of an important, long and tumultuous collaboration with his muse, actor Toshiro Mifune.

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Due to enforced cinema closures in Singappore, The Projector will be closed from Friday, 27 March to Thursday, 30 April.

All screenings scheduled during the affected period will be postponed. We will be in touch with all ticket holders as soon as we can. Please be patient with us in the meantime as we do our best to reschedule programmes and reach out to you via email.

Marking the first collaboration between legendary director Akira Kurosawa and the then unknown actor Toshiro Mifune, Drunken Angel is a film noir set in the cesspools and back alleys of gloomy post-war Tokyo and a commentary on the Yakuza culture of occupied Japan. More than just a gangster film, Drunken Angel marks Kurosawa's breakthrough as an auteur.

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Stray Dog (野良犬, Nora inu)PG

Due to enforced cinema closures in Singappore, The Projector will be closed from Friday, 27 March to Thursday, 30 April.

All screenings scheduled during the affected period will be postponed. We will be in touch with all ticket holders as soon as we can. Please be patient with us in the meantime as we do our best to reschedule programmes and reach out to you via email.

A bad day gets worse for young cop Murakami (Toshiro Mifune) when a pickpocket steals his gun on a hot, crowded bus. Desperate to right the wrong, he goes undercover, scavenging Tokyo’s sweltering streets for the criminal.