Film: Stray Dog (Japanese with English subtitles)
Directed by: Akira Kurosawa
Duration: 2 hrs
One of the master film maker Akira Kurosawa’s earlier masterpiece before Rashomon, Stray Dog was the second of the many collaborations he had with the legendary actor Toshiro Mifune. In the film, Mifune plays a rookie cop who loses his gun. In a quick flashback we learn how he lost it and then begins his journey to get it back – by then a crime is committed with it. Shot brilliantly in the markets and streets of Tokyo post WW II it also has some noteworthy performances from the cast, making this a noir classic.