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Rashômon by Akira Kurosawa: does the truth exist?

Which of these stories do you believe? – Rashômon

Rashômon is a 1950 film by the Japanese director Akira Kurosawa which brought the Japanese cinema to the western world and made it appreciated and gave worldwide fame to an extraordinary and talented Toshirô Mifune.

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Akira Kurosawa

12 Days of a Kung Fu Christmas: Day 9

It’s the Kung fu (and martial arts ) movie-themed countdown to Christmas that keeps on giving! Let’s see what we have here… Oh,  almost forgot the song. 84 more words

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"Drunken Angel" a quintessential Kurosawa film

A gangster with a gunshot wound in his hand walks into a slum doctor’s office. The dashing young gangster, Matsunaga (Toshiro Mifune), is popular in the area’s night life, while the abrasive doctor, Sanada (Takashi Shimura), though having a promiscuous background, is now old and married. 521 more words