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Rashomon (1950)

1950 | 1h 28m | Drama, Thriller

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Set in feudal Japan, this film presents an intriguing tale of violent crime in the woods, told from the perspective of four different characters -- a bandit, a woman, her husband and a woodcutter. Only two things about the incident seem to be clear -- the woman was raped and her husband is now dead. However, the other elements radically differ as the four participants and/or witnesses relate their own stories (with the dead man, eerily enough, speaking through a medium). As each account is revealed, what seemed black-and-white turns to various hues of gray, leading to surprising -- and confoun...

Director

Akira Kurosawa

Stars

Toshirô Mifune Machiko Kyo Masayuki Mori Takashi Shimura Minoru Chiaki Kichijiro Ueda Fumiko Honma Daisuke Katô

Release date

28 Dec 1950

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