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Rashomon

Cast

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


Crew

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

Released: Dec. 26th, 1950
Runtime: 1 hour, 28 minutes
In ancient Japan a crime take place as told from three different travelers who have experienced the crime: a man being killed and his wife being raped. Which if any of the stories is true? A Akira Kurosawa film about morals, truth, and communication.
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Citizen Rules
Synopsis (spoiler free): Three men gather together in the ruins of an old Japanese gate house to escape a rainstorm.
JayDee
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 and CSI amongst many others I'm sure all used its structure as inspiration.
LordSlaytan
BTW: These are the Kurosawa films Ive seen.
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