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Kurosawa, Akira 1910-1998

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

261 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 3,825 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"--Container
Ran by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

231 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 3,013 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
Yōjinbō by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

204 editions published between 1961 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 2,274 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
Shichinin no samurai = Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

238 editions published between 1953 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 2,234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 16th century Japanese village hires professional warriors to fend off bandits. When the samurai arrive, a spectacular series of battle begins
Ikiru = To live by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

139 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discovering that he is dying of cancer, Watanabe, a government clerk, spends his last months in search of a meaning to life. After failing in the pursuit of pleasure, he finds self fulfillment by ensuring that his former department builds a children's playground in the slums, and dies quietly
Kakushitoride no san akunin = Hidden fortress by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

109 editions published between 1958 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of rival clans, hidden gold and a princess in distress; a mix of fairy story and samurai action movie. This film inspired the script for Star Wars
Akira Kurosawa's Dreams by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

84 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,565 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
Throne of blood by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

160 editions published between 1957 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 16th century Japan, Toshiro Mifune as Macbeth plays a simple soldier, full of exuberance and fire. The samurai is goaded by his wife and a spirit to murder his friend and his lord. Kurosawa's film is noteworthy for its eeerie atmospherics and powerful use of elements derived from Noh theatre. (Circulates)
Shichinin no samurai = Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

11 editions published between 1954 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En el Japón del siglo XVI, los pobres campesinos de un pueblo, para no tener que entregar sus cosechas a una banda de ladrones, deciden contratar a siete samuraís para que les defiendan. Impresionante película del maestro Kurosawa cuyo argumento generó posteriores westerns, entre ellos "Los Siete Magníficos". Apabullante dirección y puesta en escena, toda una joya del cine mundial
Kumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle) by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

24 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in Japanese and held by 1,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth, set in feudal Japan. Tells the story of a Samurai lord who kills his master and usurps his power in fulfillment of a witch's prophecy
Akahige = Red Beard by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

97 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,066 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
Tsubaki Sanjūrō = Sanjuro by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

20 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of young men set out to clean up the corruption in their town. They are joined by a scruffy, cynical samurai who doesn't fit their concept of how a warrior should look and act
Yoidore tenshi = Drunken angel by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

91 editions published between 1948 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Sanada is an alcoholic, in part due to the despair that constantly assails him as he tries to keep the inhabitants of a post-World War II Tokyo slum as healthy as possible. Food and medical supplies are scarce, the neighborhood is around an open sewer, and the only place to buy medicines is the black market-- controlled by the Yakuza. Matsunaga, a young yakuza with a violent temper, seeks Sanada's help to remove a bullet from his hand, but Matsunaga's cough catches the doctor's attention. What follows is a wrestling match for Matsunaga's life. Will he follow Sanada's instructions and make the smart, healthy decision, or will he let the fabled yakuza code of honor destroy him?
Tengoku to jigoku by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

82 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Toshiro Mifune stars as a wealthy industrialist whose family becomes the target of a ruthless kidnapper in Akira Kurosawa's exemplary film noir. Based on Ed McBain's detective novel King's Ransom, High and Low is both a riveting thriller and a brilliant commentary on contemporary Japanese society. Criterion is proud to present High and Low in a luminous new Tohoscope transfer with new electronic subtitles."--Website
Norainu = Stray dog by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

74 editions published between 1949 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A murder mystery set in Tokyo in the late 1940's. A rookie detective loses his gun and is afraid it has fallen into the hands of a killer
Kagemusha( Visual )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Japanese and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reconstructing the splendor of feudal Japan and the pageantry of war, Kurosawa creates a soaring historical epic about a peasant impersonating a nobleman in battle. Kagemusha is presented in its original 180 min. uncut Japanese version, not the shortened "international version" presented by 20th Century Fox
Last man standing by Walter Hill( Visual )

25 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 750 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
Waga seishun ni kuinashi = No regrets for our youth by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

39 editions published between 1945 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of feminist self-discovery set in pre-war Japan. A woman breaks conventions by striking out on her own and being self-sufficient
Sanjuro by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

144 editions published between 1962 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Samurai rescues three kidnap victims: the town chamberlain, his wife, and their daughter
Kagemusha, the shadow warrior by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

135 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feature film from Japan. Drama. In the 16th century, a condemned thief takes the place of a powerful warlord, whom he resembles, in battle
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Rashōmon
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RanShichinin no samurai = Seven samuraiIkiru = To liveKakushitoride no san akunin = Hidden fortressThrone of bloodKumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle)Akahige = Red BeardNorainu = Stray dog
Alternative Names
Akira Kurosava

Akira, Kurosawa

Akira Kurosawa 1910-1998

Akira Kurosawa cineasta japonés

Akira Kurosawa cineasta xaponés

Akira Kurosawa cinéaste japonais

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 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

Kurōcāvā, Akirā 1910-1998

Kurosava, Akira.

Kurosava, Akira 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 японский кинорежиссёр, сценарист и продюсер

Акіра Курасава

Акіра Куросава

Куросава А

Куросава А. 1910-1998

Куросава, Акира

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

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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