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Rashomon (1950)  link to Rashomon on IMDb  

Number: 283

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IMDb Rating:
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8.3/10 (103748 votes)

Country: Japanese, 88 minutes

Spoken Languages: Japanese

Genre(s): Drama, Crime, Mystery

Director(s): Akira Kurosawa

Cast: Toshirô Mifune (as Tajômaru), Machiko Kyô (as Masako Kanazawa), Masayuki Mori (as Takehiro Kanazawa), Takashi Shimura (as Woodcutter), Minoru Chiaki (as Priest)

Medium: Original DVD,

Subtitles: English

Plot Outline: A priest, a woodcutter and another man are taking refuge from a rainstorm in the shell of a former gatehouse called Rashômon. The priest and the woodcutter are recounting the story of a murdered samurai whose body the woodcutter discovered three days earlier in a forest grove. Both were summoned to testify at the murder trial, the priest who ran into the samurai and his wife traveling through the forest just before the murder occurred. Three other people who testified at the trial are supposedly the only direct witnesses: a notorious bandit named Tajômaru, who allegedly murdered the samurai and raped his wife; the white veil cloaked wife of the samurai; and the samurai himself who testifies through the use of a medium. The three tell a similarly structured story - that Tajômaru kidnapped and bound the samurai so that he could rape the wife - but which ultimately contradict each other, the motivations and the actual killing being what differ. The woodcutter reveals at Rashômon that he ... 2 copies

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 4:3

Apr 26, 2017