Director: Akira Kurosawa
Stray Dog is about a homicide detective lost his gun, and he found out murderers were committed by the seven bullets in his gun. He is determined to find the gun. A more experienced detective helped him to find the criminal.
Compare to Rashomon, Stray Dog had a quick intro. The story started within the first line. However, audiences can easily tell that the two movies are both directed by Akira Kurosawa. Kurosawa enjoys long shots of the same scenario. In Rashomon, he spent minutes just on the first witness walking in the woods and found the body.*Spoiler* In Stray Dog, he puts a lot of effort on chasing the woman who stood right next to him on the bus, and looking for the weapon seller. Kurosawa's visual aesthetic scenes are also shown in Stray Dog. When detective finally found the lady with her mom at her apartment, the triangular relationship and development between them intertwined with pleasant visual experience. Also, characters' internal struggle is emphasized. Audiences are affected by the kindness and the darkness of the detective.