Maybe the liveliest but also the most depressing war movie I've ever seen. A depiction of prostitutes and thieves in post-WWII Japanese society, those who were left at home & lost loved ones and those who survived & returned home to an unrecognizable country. A society and a group or people at war with no true enemy, but against themselves, each other, and simply the way the world is after the war.
Heavily laden with symbolism and style, all conveying a lot of emotion from the characters. A grimy but extremely beautiful film.