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Rashomon (Rashômon) (1950)

Rashomon
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8.4 IMDB rating

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Starring
Toshirô Mifune

Toshirô Mifune

Tajômaru
Machiko Kyô

Machiko Kyô

Masako Kanazawa
Masayuki Mori

Masayuki Mori

Takehiro Kanazawa
Takashi Shimura

Takashi Shimura

Woodcutter
Kichijiro Ueda

Kichijiro Ueda

Commoner
Noriko Honma

Noriko Honma

Medium
Daisuke Katô

Daisuke Katô

Policeman


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Akira Kurosawa

Akira Kurosawa

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Rashomon Trailer (Akira Kurosawa, 1950)

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Robert Altman on RASHOMON by Kurosawa

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Brian Trenchard-Smith on Rashomon

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Truth lies with perspective.

6 years ago at Aug 21 10:23
5 votes
''It's human to lie. Most of the time we can't even be honest with ourselves.''

A heinous crime and its aftermath are recalled from differing points of view.

Toshirô Mifune: Tajômaru

Ironically, Japanese critics were not enthusiastic about Rashomon when it was released in 50's Japan.
In today's world, however, Rashomon is generally considere... read more

Good, but vastly overrated.

6 years, 4 months ago at Apr 23 0:53
1 vote
"No one tells a lie after he's said he's going to tell one."

Akira Kurosawa's Rashomon is a film that I both liked and disliked.

On the one hand it was a visual arresting, superb study of human nature. But on the other hand the film is highly boring not to mention monotonous.

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A great movie

3 years, 11 months ago at Sep 10 10:44
1 vote
It is one of those movies I should definitely re-watch. Indeed, I saw it only once and it must have been something like 15 years ago. Still, I remember it as if it was yesterday. I was pretty young back in those days and after hearing so many good things about it, I thought I should give it a try. Of course, at first, I was a little bit worried, you know, a 60 years old movie, in black and white, ... read more
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The murder of a man and the rape of his wife in a forest grove—seen from four different perspectives. Akira Kurosawa’s meditation on the nature of “truth” transformed narrative cinema as we know it.
Release date: 26 December 1951
UPC: 037429161821
Japan (25), Drama (21), Mystery (21), 1950s (20), Samurai (19), Crime (18), 1950 (16), Japanese (16), Rape (12), Murder (12), Revenge (9), Truth (8), Suicide (8), Trial (8), Forest (7), Witness (7), Bandit (6), Court (6), Priest (6), Foreign (6)
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"15.5 Paholaisen Temppeli. Neljä versiota yhdestä tapahtumasta. Kurosawa on ohjannut hyvin ja näyttävästi. Tunnelma on hieno ja kutkuttava. Selkeä."


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"1.2 new "Truth" always depend on perspective and secondly, people are rarely honest even to themselves. The movie felt lot longer than it was (88 min) which is always chance to take with movies like this (one scene, many point of views). Even bigger problem was that movie didn´t give any new thoughts about anything for me."


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