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Akira Kurosawa

Ran

Ran

Jun. 01, 1985

Ran

With Ran, legendary director Akira Kurosawa reimagines Shakespeare’s King Lear as a singular historical epic set in sixteenth-century ...
Kagemusha

Kagemusha

Apr. 26, 1980

Kagemusha

Akira Kurosawa’s lauded feudal epic presents the tale of a petty thief who is recruited to impersonate Shingen, an aging warlord, in order ...
Dersu Uzala

Dersu Uzala

Aug. 02, 1975

Dersu Uzala

A military explorer meets and befriends a Goldi man in Russia’s unmapped forests. A deep and abiding bond evolves between the two men, one ...
Red Beard

Red Beard

Apr. 03, 1965

Red Beard

Aspiring to an easy job as personal physician to a wealthy family, Noboru Yasumoto is disappointed when his first post after medical school takes ...
High and Low

High and Low

Mar. 01, 1963

High and Low

An executive of a shoe company becomes a victim of extortion when his chauffeur’s son is kidnapped and held for ransom.
Sanjuro

Sanjuro

Jan. 01, 1962

Sanjuro

Toshiro Mifune swaggers and snarls to brilliant comic effect in Kurosawa’s tightly paced, beautifully composed “Sanjuro.” In ...
Yojimbo

Yojimbo

Apr. 25, 1961

Yojimbo

A nameless ronin, or samurai with no master, enters a small village in feudal Japan where two rival businessmen are struggling for control of the ...
The Bad Sleep Well
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The Bad Sleep Well

Sep. 15, 1960

The Bad Sleep Well

In this loose adaptation of “Hamlet,” illegitimate son Kôichi Nishi climbs to a high position within a Japanese corporation and ...