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Toshir? Mifune, Machiko Ky?, Takashi Shimura, Masayuki Mori View All


Akira Kurosawa (Screenplay), Akira Kurosawa (Director), Shinobu Hashimoto (Screenplay) View All

Release: Aug. 26th, 1950
Runtime: 1 hour, 28 minutes
Brimming with action while incisively examining the nature of truth, "Rashomon" is perhaps the finest film ever to investigate the philosophy of justice. Through an ingenious use of camera and flashbacks, Kurosawa reveals the complexities of human nature as four people recount different versions of the story of a man's murder and the rape of his wife.
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Synopsis (spoiler free): Three men gather together in the ruins of an old Japanese gate house to escape a rainstorm.
Indeed it's story was so revolutionary and influential that the film has become shorthand for this type of tale (the Rashomon effect), and has been used numerous times both in film and TV The Usual Suspects, Hero and episodes of The Simpsons, The X-Files, Leverage, Star Trek: The Next Generation an....
[i]Rashomon[/i] is one of my favorites for a whole helluva lot of reasons. First is the casting. Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, and Minoru Chiaki were in a lot of Kurosawa’s films and they were always perfect for the roles they were cast for..
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