(NR) Japan – 1 hr 50 min – with subtitles
1957 · d. Akira Kurosawa
Starring Toshirô Mifune, Isuzu Yamada, Takashi Shimura
Inspired by a strange prophecy and urged on by his ruthless wife, a samurai commander (Toshirô Mifune) dares to act on his ambitions for power, initiating a plunge into a moral abyss. Set in a fog-enshrouded feudal Japan, Akira Kurosawa’s Macbeth adaptation braids Shakespearean tragedy with elements of Noh theater and gothic melodrama.
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