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Ran, 1985

Ran
Directed by: Akira Kurosawa
Written by: Akira Kurosawa
Language:  Japanese
Country:  France, Japan
Runtime:  162 min
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The mood of Ran is stylized, captivating, and gloomy. The plot centers around political unrest, betrayal, and state affairs. It is a drama, foreign, and action movie. Stylistically, Ran is epic. In approach, it is serious and realistic. The pacing is slow. Ran is set in Japan. It happens in the 16th century and in the middle ages. It is adapted from a play. Ran is known for being a modern classic, critically acclaimed, and an Oscar winner. Note that it includes violent content.

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For his 27th film, the "sensei" of Japanese cinema, Akira Kurosawa, transposes Shakespeare's KING LEAR... more

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Language: Japanese
Country: France, Japan
Release date: 27 September 1985
Runtime: 162 min
Awards: Academy Awards

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Awarded Best Costume Design at the 1985 Academy Awards

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Tatsuya Nakadai Tatsuya Nakadai As Lord Hidetora Ichimonji
Akira Terao Akira Terao As Taro Takatora Ichimonji
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San Francisco Chronicle
As close to perfect as filmmaking gets.
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Stands separate from the rest, in a pantheon, a true cinematic masterwork of sight, sound, intelligence, and most importantly--passion.
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Incredibly perfect. Kurosawa's masterpiece is typically considered to be Seven Samurai, well, in my opinion Ran gives it a run for its money. The scope, photography, characterization, pacing, action scenes and dialogue all blow Seven Samurai out of...
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