Fantasy, redemption in your own world...

Delphine 2022-11-18 11:51:33

The world is different in everyone's heart, everyone fantasizes in their own world, or redemption...
The mentally retarded Xiaoliu thinks he is a tram driver and is happy in his own fantasy - Dodesukaden, Dodesukaden, Dodesukaden... A mother loves and grieves in the face of her child's happiness.
In addition to Xiao Liu's home, "Trolley Maniac" also shows the lives of a series of low-level people such as clerks, workers, brush makers, and beggars. The beggar's father builds an ideal home on the imaginary mountain. The little beggar is not only busy begging for food every day, but also willingly listens to his father's fantasy. After a food poisoning, before he died, he hoped that his father would build a swimming pool in that house...
The little beggar, Xiao Liu, and the children of the brush craftsman also live in Xiaoxu, but they have different happiness and yearning for life. The words and deeds of the adults around them who are immersed in fantasy and rice wine more reflect the helplessness of living at the bottom. They numb themselves through fantasies and rice wine, hoping for a moment of redemption...
Of course, life is not without hope. Akira Kurosawa used dazzling colors to reflect the inner sadness of the characters. As for the walls and glass windows of Xiaoliujia painted with brightly colored trams, it is not only to match the gray content, but also to highlight the love of Xiaoliu and his mother to life. expect.
Although that expectation comes from the director's inner world...

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Dodes'ka-den quotes

  • Hatsutaro Kawaguchi: Husbands have to work hard enough outside. It's only natural they want their wives to be nice to them.

    Masuo Masuda: But my wife isn't like that. She's like a nail digging into a cavity in my tooth.

  • Hatsutaro Kawaguchi: Women are really impossible.

    Masuo Masuda: Yeah.

    Hatsutaro Kawaguchi: They have too much free time. They enjoy turning a little thing into something huge.