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Tookey's Rating
7 /10
 
Average Rating
8.77 /10
 
Starring
Toshiro Mifune , Isuzu Yamada , Takashi Shimura
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Directed by: Akira Kurosawa
Written by: Hideo Oguni, Shinobu Hashimoto, Ryuzo Kikushima, Akira Kurosawa from William Shakespeare's play Macbeth

 
 
 
Released: 1957
   
Genre: DRAMA
FOREIGN
COSTUME
   
Origin: Japan
   
Length: 109
 
 


 

A Samurai warrior (Toshiro Mifune, pictured) and his wife (Isuzu Yamada) scheme their way to power, but receive their come-uppance.

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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A massive film which eye-catchingly re-enacts Macbeth in a Samurai setting. Complaints that Kurosawa seems detached from his subject-matter contain an element of truth. Nevertheless, the two central performances leap triumphantly across the language barrier; and the direction (especially of the action sequences and finale) is by a man at the height of his powers and confidence, mingling Noh, Kabuki and western styles to make a unique cinematic experience.

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