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Epic!
(R) Japan/France – 2 hr 42 min – with subtitles  
1985 · d. Akira Kurosawa   Reviews
Starring Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Tarao, Jinpachi Nezu, Daisuke Ryu

A declining monarch stakes the inheritance of his three sons on a contest of affection, initiating a cycle of betrayal, madness, and war. Adapting Shakespeare’s King Lear to 16th-century Japan, Akira Kurosawa’s decade-in-the-making epic represents the master director at the height of his ambition and abilities.



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