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High and Low (Tengoku to jigoku) (1963)

High and Low
8.6 Rating
(142 ratings)
8.3 IMDB rating

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Toshirô Mifune

Toshirô Mifune

Kingo Gondo
Tatsuya Nakadai

Tatsuya Nakadai

Chief Detective Tokura
Kyôko Kagawa

Kyôko Kagawa

Reiko Gondo
Tatsuya Mihashi

Tatsuya Mihashi

Kawanishi - Gondo's Secretary
Isao Kimura

Isao Kimura

Detective Arai
Kenjirô Ishiyama

Kenjirô Ishiyama

Chief Detective 'Bos'n' Taguchi
Takeshi Katô

Takeshi Katô

Detective Nakao
Takashi Shimura

Takashi Shimura

Chief of Investigation Section


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Hideo Oguni

Hideo Oguni

(screenplay)
Ryûzô Kikushima

Ryûzô Kikushima

(screenplay)


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6 years, 10 months ago at Jun 20 19:40
This film reminded me of Fritz Lang's 'M' in many ways, particularly with its dark and moody setting. It's a classic Kurosawa film with another powerhouse performance from Toshiro Mifune. The man is such a presence on screen.

The plot revolves around the kidnapping of a young boy who is mistakenly identified as the son of a powerful corporate shoe salesman. Torn between whether he ... read more

A very good movie

3 years ago at Mar 31 11:28
In its own genre (kidnapping/ransom), it is easily the best movie ever made. No shootings, no chases, no explosions,.... Just a captivating story brought by an amazing cast and it shows that Kurosowa is a director with a very wide range. Definitely worth a look, especially if you're Kurosawa fan.
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Description: At a crucial point in his business life, executive Gondo learns that his son has been kidnapped and that the ransom demanded is near the amount Gondo has raised for a critical business deal. Gondo is prepared to pay the ransom - that is, until he learns that the kidnappers have mistakenly abducted not Gondo's son, but the child of Gon ... (more)
Release date: 26 November 1963
UPC: 037429130322
1960s (11), Japan (9), 1963 (7), Drama (5), Crime (5), Kidnapping (4), Suicide (3), Architecture (3), Train (2), Not Foreign Language (2), Drug (2), Not Foreign (2), Kurosawa (2), Japanese (2), Foreign Language (2), Shoe (2), Bw (2), Police (2), Executive (2), Home (2)
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