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The Bad Sleep Well (Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru) (1960)

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Starring (View all)
Toshirô Mifune Toshirô Mifune
Kôichi Nishi
Masayuki Mori Masayuki Mori
Public Corporation Vice President Iwabuchi
Kyôko Kagawa Kyôko Kagawa
Yoshiko Nishi
Tatsuya Mihashi Tatsuya Mihashi
Tatsuo Iwabuchi
Takashi Shimura Takashi Shimura
Administrative Officer Moriyama
Kô Nishimura Kô Nishimura
Contract Officer Shirai
Takeshi Katô Takeshi Katô
Itakura
Kamatari Fujiwara Kamatari Fujiwara
Assistant-to-the-Chief Wada


Written by (View all)
Hideo Oguni Hideo Oguni
(written by)
Akira Kurosawa Akira Kurosawa
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3 years, 9 months ago at Aug 23 13:08
(ZW) 'Corruptionploitation' kind of treatmen, with charactersso consicious of thier risks or of their vengeance, sauf the girl. But Kurosawa manages with brio and lot of elements each sequence, specially the wedding at the beginning...

A fine film even if not Kurasawa's best

1 year, 9 months ago at Aug 4 13:34
The Bad Sleep Well is one of Kurasawa's most underrated, and while not his best or one of my favourites it is towards the better end of the spectrum in regard to his movies. The movie is perhaps a little too long, but so much compensates. Such as the superb cinematography(always deliberate yet with something always to see and admire) and direction(subtle while not undermining the sombre and someti... read more
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Release date: 22 January 1963
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A fine film even if not Kurasawa's best

“The Bad Sleep Well is one of Kurasawa's most underrated, and while not his best or one of my favourites it is towards the better end of the spectrum in regard to his movies. The movie is perhaps a little too long, but so much compensates. Such as the superb cinematography(always deliberate yet with something always to see and admire) and direction(subtle while not undermining the sombre and sometimes tense tone), and the beautifully compositioned scenery. The music is often haunting, while the story(loosely based on Hamlet) while not quite as riveting as High and Low is interesting with an astonishing sequence involving Nishi and Wada at his own funeral and a suitably bleak ending. Toshiro Mifune plays one of those characters that goes to extremes but you do feel pity for him, and Mifune a” read more

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