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Dersu Uzala (1974)

Soviet Union/Japan Director: Akira Kurosawa; Cast: Maksim Munzuk, Yuriy Solomin, Mikhail Bychkov This is the simple story of Dersu Uzala, an old Nanai hunter who befriends a group of soldiers … Continue reading

01/10/2015 · Leave a comment

Rhapsody in August (1991)

Japan 98m, Colour Director: Akira Kurosawa; Cast: Sachiko Murase, Hisashi Igawa, Narumi Kayashima,  Tomoko Otakara, Mitsunori Isaki, Toshie Negishi, Hidetaka Yoshioka, Choichiro Kawarazaki, Mieko Suzuki, Richard Gere Rhapsody in August … Continue reading

02/02/2012 · Leave a comment

Ran (1985)

Japan/France 160m, Colour Director: Akira Kurosawa; Cast: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu, Daisuke Ryû, Mieko Harada, Yoshiko Miyazaki, Hisashi Igawa Ran is a dramatic tale of betrayal, revenge and … Continue reading

08/09/2011 · 5 Comments

Madadayo (1993)

Japan 134m, Colour Director: Akira Kurosawa; Cast: Tatsuo Matsumura, Kyōko Kagawa, Hisashi Igawa, George Tokoro Madadayo is a joyous last film in the career of Akira Kurosawa. It recounts the … Continue reading

01/30/2011 · 5 Comments

Kagemusha (1980)

Japan 180m, Colour Director: Akira Kurosawa; Cast: Tatsuya Nakadai, Tsutomu Yamazaki,  Kenichi Hagiwara,  Jinpachi Nezu, Hideji Otaki, Daisuke Ryu, Masayuki Yui,  Kaori Momoi, Mitsuko Baisho, Hideo Murota Kagemusha is an … Continue reading

01/30/2011 · Leave a comment

Dodes’ka-Den (1970)

Japan 144m, Colour Director: Akira Kurosawa; Cast: Yoshitaka Zushi, Kin Sugai, Junzaburo Ban, Kiyoko Tange, Hisashi Igawa, Hideko Okiyama, Kunie Tanaka, Jitsuko Yoshimura, Shinsuke Minami, Yoko Kusunoki, Noboru Mitani, Hiroyuki … Continue reading

01/29/2011 · 1 Comment

Red Beard (1965)

Japan 185m, B&W Director: Akira Kurosawa; Cast: Toshirō Mifune, Yūzō Kayama, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Reiko Dan, Kyōko Kagawa, Terumi Niki, Miyuki Kuwano, Tatsuyoshi Ehara Dr. Kyojō Niide, aka “Red Beard” is … Continue reading

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