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.
I thought the mystery of a horrible event that the men knew about, but could hardly believe, was intriguing and I couldn't wait to find out what the mystery was.
The crumbling Rashomon Gate, pounded by lashing and unrelenting rain, is an extremely evocative setting to tell the story from. And the forest where the crime, whatever it was, takes place often takes on a haunting and almost mythic atmosphere.