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No Regrets for Our Youth

No Regrets for Our Youth PG rating

Kurosawa's first post-war film stars Setsuko Hara as the privileged daughter of a professor who takes up arms against the Japanese military.

Drama 1946 110 mins

Director: Akira Kurosawa

Overview

Kurosawa's first post-war film stars Ozu regular Setsuko Hara as Yukie, a privileged daughter of a professor who takes a soul-searching journey through rural Japan and comes to question her values, deciding to join the fight against the state of wartime Japan.

Even now a sobering, ennobling experience, the film remains a rebuttal to those who say Kurosawa didn’t understand women.