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Kurosawa, Akira 1910-1998

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Most widely held works by Akira Kurosawa
Rashomon = Rashōmon by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

235 editions published between 1950 and 2018 in 11 languages and held by 2,480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man is murdered, his wife is raped by a bandit. Kurosawa uses a stunning flashback technique to tell four different versions of what occurred
Kumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle) by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

232 editions published between 1957 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 2,469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vivid, visceral Macbeth adaptation, Throne of blood, directed by Akira Kurosawa, sets Shakespeare's definitive tale of ambition and duplicity in a ghostly, fog-enshrouded landscape in feudal Japan. As a hardened warrior who rises savagely to power, Toshiro Mifune gives a remarkable, animalistic performance, as does Isuzu Yamada as his ruthless wife. Throne of blood fuses classical Western tragedy with formal elements taken from Noh theater to create an unforgettable cinematic experience
Ran by Zeming Hei( Visual )

21 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 2,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 16th century Japan, an aging ruler attempts to divide his kingdom among his three sons, who turn against each other and betray their father, triggering events that ultimately shatter the kingdom, destroy the family, and drive their father insane. Based on Shakespeare's King Lear
Shichinin no samurai = Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

13 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This epic masterpiece is about a group of 16th century samurai who are hired to defend a small Japanese village that finds itself annually raided by an army of bandits who steal the meager crops harvested by the peasants. Tired of relinquishing their food supply but woefully inept in combat skills, the villagers decide to hire a band of samurai to protect them. In addition to the primary conflict between the villagers and the bandits, much of the tale revolves around young Katsushiro's coming-of-age, both sexually and emotionally. Kikuchiyo's search for acceptance forms the other major storyline. Indeed, everyone in Seven Samurai is searching: for adventure, for experience, for freedom from their oppressors
Kakushitoride no san akunin = Hidden fortress by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

66 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Esta película japonesa magnífica de la aventura de los samurai se centra alrededor de un general fiel pero cínico que, con la ayuda de dos excéntricos, los granjeros del oddball, ayuda a una princesa testaruda para cruzar una tierra peligrosa
Shichinin no samurai = Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tells the story of a sixteenth-century village whose desperate inhabitants hire seven out-of-work warriors to protect them from invading bandits"--Container
Shichinin no samurai = Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

238 editions published between 1953 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 16th century Japan a group of rice farmers decides to take the radical step of hiring a band of mercenaries to defend their rice crop against marauding bandits. The story takes place during a period in Japanese history when society was organized along feudal lines and peasants found themselves victims of both roving samurai and gangs of bandits. Kurosawa portrays 16th century Japan as a society where starvation and calamity are so commonplace that the distinction between bandits and samurai has become blurred. The villagers hire the six ronin, or masterless samurai and one braggart (Mifune) to successfully defend their village, only three of the seven survive. Kurosawa created a visual spectacle in black and white, utilizing fast tracking shots, and quick moving montage for the battle scenes turning a story of feudalism into a modern anti war film. The original version of The Seven Samurai was shown in Tokyo but deemed too long for general release. Shorter versions were eventually released in Japan and the United States. Several years after its release, this film was remade in the United States as The Magnificent Seven starring Yul Brenner and Steve McQueen
Akira Kurosawa's Dreams by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

54 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Akira Kurosawa's dreams is one of the most visionary, deeply personal works in the 60-year career of the master behind Rashomon, The Seven Samurai and Ran. Comprised of eight episodes rich in imagery and insight (and featuring Scorsese as Vincent Van Gogh), it explores the costs of war, the perils of nuclear power and especially humankind's need to harmonize with nature. You will be enchanted ... and enthralled
Akahige = Red Beard by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

80 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epic medical saga set in 19th-century Japan, in which an arrogant young doctor learns the true challenge of fighting for good in an evil world
Ikiru = To live by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

77 editions published between 1952 and 2020 in 5 languages and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film examines the struggles of a minor Tokyo bureaucrat and his final quest for meaning. Told in two parts, Ikiru offers the bureaucrats quest in the present and then through a series of flashbacks
Tsubaki Sanjūrō = Sanjuro by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

40 editions published between 1962 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nueve samurais, voluntariosos pero incompetentes, están dispuestos a sublevarse contra el señor Mutsuta a quien consideran erróneamente su enemigo. Sanjuro Tsuki, se une a ellos de
Rashōmon by Zeming Hei( Visual )

39 editions published between 1950 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A riveting psychological thriller that investigates the nature of truth and the meaning of justice, Rashomon is widely considered one of the greatest films ever made. Four people give different accounts of a man's murder and the rape of his wife, which director Akira Kurosawa presents with striking imagery and an ingenious use of flashbacks. This eloquent masterwork and international sensation revolutionized film language and introduced Japanese cinema, and a commanding new star by the name of Toshiro Mifune, to the Western world
Kagemusha( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in Japanese and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 16th century feudal Japan, a thief is saved from execution to train as a double for one of the warlords, Shingen. Three warlords, Shingen, Nobunaga, and Ieyasu, battle for total power over Japan. When Shingen receives a mortal wound, the double must take his place to hold the Takeda clan together
Ran by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

228 editions published between 1985 and 2017 in 11 languages and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the early 16th century Japan, an ageing ruler, Lord Hidetora, announces his intention to divide his land equally amongthree sons. This decision unleashes a power struggle between the three
Les bas-fonds = The lower depths by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

60 editions published between 1936 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donzoko (125 min.): Sutekichi, a vulgar, comical thief takes up residence in a slum flophouse inhabited by many eccentric, destitute people. Osugi, the cruel landlady, and her sister, Okayo, both desire him, and fight each other over him. Set in Edo-period Japan
Tengoku to jigoku by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

34 editions published between 1963 and 2018 in Japanese and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A complex crime thriller in which the son of a chauffer is kidnapped, mistaken as the son of the chauffer's employer, a wealthy shoe manufacturer. A moral dilemma. Should the wealthy man pay the ransom anyway and risk losing his financial position?
Last man standing by Walter Hill( Visual )

29 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Smith is a mysterious stranger who is drawn into a vicious war between two rival crime families. In a dangerous game, he switches allegiances between them, offering his services to the highest bidder. As the death toll mounts, he takes the law into his own hands in a deadly race to remain the last man standing
Yōjinbō( Visual )

14 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in Japanese and English and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Director Akira Kurosawa's influential 1961 effort, an action-packed, sometimes humorous reconception of the individualistic loner from the American Western, stars Mifune, the director's leading man of choice, as a samurai-for-hire who becomes involved in a dispute between two warring factions in a small village
Norainu = Stray dog by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

42 editions published between 1949 and 2020 in 4 languages and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bad day gets worse for rookie detective Murakami when a pickpocket steals his gun on a hot, crowded bus. Desperate to right the wrong, he goes undercover, scavenging Tokyo's sweltering streets for the thief, whose desperation has led him to a life of crime. With each step, the cop and the criminal's lives become more intertwined and the investigation becomes an examination of Murakami's own dark side --
Dersu Uzala = The hunter by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

8 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in Russian and English and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells of the friendship between Vladimir Arsenyev, a well-known Soviet explorer, and his guide, Dersu Uzala. It is the story of a man's unity with nature and of the struggle for survival in the wilderness
 
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Rashomon = Rashōmon Rashōmon
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Kumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle)RanKakushitoride no san akunin = Hidden fortressShichinin no samurai = Seven samuraiAkahige = Red BeardIkiru = To liveRashōmonKagemusha
Alternative Names
Akira Kurosava

Akira Kurosava Japon film yapımcısı, film yönetmeni, senarist ve kurgucu

Akira Kurosava Yaponiya film rejissoru

Akira, Kurosawa

Akira Kurosawa 1910-1998

Akira Kurosawa cineasta japonés

Akira Kurosawa cineasta xaponés

Akira Kurosawa cinéaste japonais

Akira Kurosawa director de cinema japonès, productor de pel·lícules i guionista

Akira Kurosawa director, produtor e guionista de cine xaponés

Akira Kurosawa Hapon nga arag-aramid ti pelikula

Akira Kurosawa Japanese film maker

Akira Kurosawa Japanese movie director

Akira Kurosawa japanilainen elokuvaohjaaja

Akira Kurosawa japanischer Regisseur

Akira Kurosawa Japannese regisseur

Akira Kurosawa Japans filmregisseur

Akira Kurosawa japansk filmregissör

Akira Kurosawa japoński reżyser, scenarzysta i producent filmowy

Akira Kurosawa japonský filmový režisér

Akira Kurosawa japonský režisér

Akira Kurosawa regista, sceneggiatore, montatore, produttore cinematografico e scrittore giapponese

Akira Kurosawa regizor, producător și scenarist japonez

Hei-tse, Ming

Hei-tse, Ming 1910-1998

Heize, Ming 1910-1998

Het-chhe̍t Mìn

Kirosawa Akira 1910-1998

Kurōcāvā, Akirā 1910-1998

Kurosava, A., 1910-1998

Kurosava, Akira.

Kurosava, Akira 1910-1998

Kurosava, Akiro, 1910-1998

Kurosawa.

Kurosawa A.

Kurosawa A. 1910-1998

Kurosawa, Akira

Kurosawa, Akira 1910-

Kurosawa, Akira 1910-1998

Kuroszava Akira

Kūrūsāvā, Ākīrā 1910-1998

Kuruzawa, Akira

Ακίρα Κουροσάβα Ιάπωνας σκηνοθέτης

Κουροσαβα, Ακιρα

Акира Куросава

Акира, Куросава 1910-1998

Акира Куросава японски режисьор

Акира Куросава японский кинорежиссёр, сценарист и продюсер

Акіра Курасава

Акіра Куросава

Куросава А

Куросава А. 1910-1998

Куросава Акира

Куросава, Акира, 1910-1998

Куросава, Акира жапон кинорежиссёру, сценарист жана продюсер.

Куросава, Акиро, 1910-1998

Куросава Акіра

Куросава Акіра японський кінорежисер, сценарист і продюсер кіно

Күросава Акира

Ակիրա Կուրոսավա

אקירא קוראסאווא

אקירה קורוסאווה

קורוסאווה, אקירה 1910-1998

آكيرا كورو ساوا

اكيرا كوروساوا

اكيرا كوروساوا، 1910-1998

أكيرا كوروساوا مخرج أفلام ياباني

اکیرا کروساوا

اکیرا کوروساوا

آکیرا کوروساوا فیلمنامه‌نویس، تدوینگر، تهیه‌کننده، و کارگردان ژاپنی

كوروساوا، أكيرا

ئاکیرا کورۆساوا

کوروساوا، آکيرا 1910-1998

अकिरा कुरोसावा

আকিরা কুরোসাওয়া

আকিৰা কুৰোছাৱা

ਅਕੀਰਾ ਕੁਰੋਸਾਵਾ

அகிரா குரோசாவா

అకిరా కురొసావా

ಅಕಿರಾ ಕುರೋಸಾವಾ

ಅಕಿರಾ ಕುರೋಸಾವಾ ಜಪಾನ್ ಚಿತ್ರ ನಿರ್ದೇಶಕ

അകിര കുറൊസാവ

අකිරා කුරෝසාවා

อะกิระ คุโระซะวะ

အကီရာ ကူရိုဆာဝါ

აკირა კუროსავა

구로사와 아키라

구로자와 아키라 1910-1998

쿠로사와 아키라 1910-1998

흑택명 1910-1998

አኪራ ኩሮሳዋ

ᎠᎩᎳ ᎫᎶᏌᏩ

クロサワ, アキラ

クロサワ, アキラ 1910-1998

黒澤, 明

黒澤, 明 1910-1998

黒澤明 1910-1998

黒澤明 日本の映画監督

黑澤明 日本電影導演

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