Le Plus Doux ⁄ The Most Beautiful ⁄ Ichiban Utsukushiku
ZW - NB ⁄ 85' ⁄ ST - OND: EN
Akira Kurosawa, Japan - Japon 1943, Takashi Shimura, Sôji Kiyokawa, Ichirô Sugai
The Most Beautiful demonstrates several resilient young women who work diligently in a factory, facing illness and injury during the events of World War II. Despite their circumstances, the workers at the optics plant try their best to meet production targets in order to aid in Japan’s war efforts. It's a bit of an outlier for anyone seeking a classic Kurosawa samurai adventure, but the experience is surprisingly touching.