RASHOMON (1950 JAPAN) D/W: AKIRA KUROSAWA W: SHINOBU HASHIMOTO P: MINORU JINGO
Three men seeking shelter from a storm at a large gateway relate a love triangle story of rape, vengeance and murder from the conflicitng testimonies of the protagonists. Based on the writings of Ryunosuke Akutagwa, this highly influential movie was the first of Kurosawa`s b/w classics to gain international recognition. Shot by Kazuo Miyagawa. With Toshiro Mifune, Machiko Kyo, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura, Minoru Chiaki, Kichijiro Ueda and Daisuke Kato. Unmissable. Remade for American tv in 1960, and there`s also THE OUTRAGE, MISTY and the explicit sex version IN THE THICKET. And all the coutless imitations.

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