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Based on a 1956 television feature on Japan’s national network, NHK, this is one of Uchida’s rarest films. A socially conscious drama with a contemporary backdrop, Dotanba focuses on the attempts to rescue a group of trapped miners. The title is a figure of speech—(essentially “last minute” or “eleventh hour”)—that refers to a situation of peril. The film boasts a script co-written by Uchida and Akira Kurosawa’s frequent screenwriter, Shinobu Hashimoto, and stars Kurosawa’s frequent star Takashi Shimura.

  1. Tomu Uchida

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  1. Takashi Shimura

    Takashi Shimura

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The Eleventh Hour

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Original Title Dotanba

Status Released

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  • November 24, 1957
    Theatrical

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Original Language English

Runtime 1h 48m

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