Directed by Akira Kurosawa, Japan, 1960
Starring Toshirō Mifune, Masayuki Mori, Kyōko Kagawa, Tatsuya Mihashi, Takashi Shimura
35mm. Approx. 151 min.
General Admission: $10 • Student/Senior: $8 • JASGP Member: Free.
Presented in Japanese with English subtitles
Mifune stars as a vengeance seeking salaryman, determined to prove his father’s suicide was in fact a murder. A story of corporate intrigue and scandal that offers critique on the rampant corruption experienced during the beginning of Japan’s bubble economy, Mifune’s performance is one of subtle nuance between explosions of passion and violence.
Funding for this program was provided by The Japan Foundation, New York and is presented in partnership by Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia and Lightbox Film Center.