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Ran

Cast

Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu, Daisuke Ryű, Tatsuya Nakadai View All


Crew

Akira Kurosawa (Director), Akira Kurosawa (Screenplay), Hideo Oguni (Screenplay), Masato Ide (Writer) View All

Release: Jun. 1st, 1985
Runtime: 2 hours, 42 minutes
With Ran, legendary director Akira Kurosawa reimagines Shakespeare's King Lear as a singular historical epic set in sixteenth-century Japan. Majestic in scope, the film is Kurosawa's late-life masterpiece, a profound examination of the folly of war and the crumbling of one family under the weight of betrayal, greed, and the insatiable thirst for power.
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Gatsby
This time Kurosawa is trying to show the realistic part of battles, where it's not just a reckless and heroic charge, but one with countless back and forths, lasing, stabbing from behind, and the dreadful sound of gunfire and men helplessly falling off horses to their death.
Iroquois
I suspect that Ran won't overtake Seven Samurai as my favourite Kurosawa, but it certainly comes closer than any of his other films as it goes for a whole other kind of epic and succeeds admirably.
kkl10
I may speak for a minority, but this would be a virtually perfect film if not for Kurosawa's obsession with redundant battle scenes--especially in the last half hour or so.
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