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RASHOMON (1950)

JAPAN 88 MINS

Director: Akira Kurosawa
Writer: Ryūnosuke Akutagawa
Cinematographer: Kazuo Miyagawa

Starring: Toshiro Mifune, Machiko Kyō

Synopsis: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.

“Rashomon” was the film that brought Akira Kurosawa, and many would say Japanese cinema, to international renown, and it’s a true cinematic masterpiece. Full review