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


Akira Kurosawa (Director), Akira Kurosawa (Screenplay), 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 and CSI amongst many others I'm sure all used its structure as inspiration.
BTW: These are the Kurosawa films Ive seen.
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