In a charity hospital, a hard-bitten but honorable older doctor, Dr. Niide, takes a young intern under his guidance through the course of a number of difficult cases. Written by
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The clinic was built based on the modeling of the Koishikawa Nursing Home, which was built in 1722. Original blueprints for the structure were uncovered and used, as well. See more
At the brothel where young Otoyo is being rescued: when Red Beard (Toshiro Mifune) prepares to step out of the brothel opening to confront the thugs gathered outside, from the inside camera view, right before he steps through the door flap, there are a couple of thugs standing just right outside the opening. But from the outside shot, which shows Red Beard stepping out, the nearby thugs have changed position, and are now standing much farther away from the opening. See more
It's really terrible here. Being here makes you wonder why you wanted to be a doctor.
Dr. Noboru Yasumoto
[Suddenly noticing an unpleasant odor
It smells like rotten fruit.
It's the smell of the poor.