• 1950
  • Japan
  • 1h 28min
  • 12
  • Directed by: Akira Kurosawa
  • Written by: Akira Kurosawa, Eijirō Hisaita, Fyodor Dostoevsky (novel)
  • Cast: Setsuko Hara, Yoshiko Kuga, Toshirō Mifune, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura, Noriko Sengoku
  • Language: Japanese

Responsible for introducing Japanese cinema to the world market, this extraordinary film recounts four people's versions of a violent incident involving a nobleman and a bandit.

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British Film Institute Akira Kurosawa Centenary

7 Jul 2010

This very impressive British Film Institute touring programme finally reaches the west. Among the many highlights are a new digital restoration of Rashomon plus rare outings for his 1948 gangster flick Drunken Angel and his 1952 dissection of class and…

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