Monday, September 18, 2006

NN20060919: Rashômon (1950)

Rashômon (1950)
In 12th century Japan, a samurai and his wife are attacked by the notorious bandit Tajomaru, and the samurai ends up dead. Tajomaru is captured shortly afterward and is put on trial, but his story and the wife's are so completely different that a psychic is brought in to allow the murdered man to give his own testimony. He tells yet another completely different story. Finally, a woodcutter who found the body reveals that he saw the whole thing, and his version is again completely different from the others. - Summary written by rmlohner
Directed by Akira Kurosawa
Toshirô Mifune .... Tajômaru
Machiko Kyô .... Masako
Masayuki Mori .... Takehiro
Takashi Shimura .... Woodcutter
Minoru Chiaki .... Priest
Kichijiro Ueda .... Commoner
Fumiko Honma .... Medium
Daisuke Katô .... Policeman
Runtime: 88 min
Country: Japan
Language: Japanese
Color: Black and White

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