Downtown (1957)

Shitamachi (original title)
A young woman whose husband has died in the war loses her will to live, sinking deeper and deeper into depression and isolation. A gentle workman falls in love with her and helps her to find new life.


Yasuki Chiba
3 wins. See more awards »


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Complete credited cast:
Isuzu Yamada
Toshirô Mifune ... Yoshio Tsuruishi
Haruo Tanaka Haruo Tanaka
Jun Tatara Jun Tatara
Keiko Awaji Keiko Awaji
Chieko Murata Chieko Murata
Harunori Kametani Harunori Kametani


A young Japanese woman, widowed in the Second World War, has her young son to raise but can find nothing else to live for. Grief for her lost husband and her diminished circumstances nearly overwhelms her. When a plain-spoken workman comes to work for her, she finds new meaning in life and a strength that enables her to withstand new tragedies. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Release Date:

31 December 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Downtown See more »

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Production Co:

Toho Company See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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