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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 )

208 editions published between 1950 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 2,537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man is murdered, his wife is raped by a bandit. A flashback technique is used to tell four different versions of what occurred
Shichinin no samurai = Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

11 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in Japanese and English and held by 2,306 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
Ran by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

20 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 2,217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 16th century Japan, an aging ruler attempts to divide his kingdom among his three sons. They 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
Ikiru = To live by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

71 editions published between 1952 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,183 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
Kakushitoride no san akunin = Hidden fortress by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

53 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in Japanese and English and held by 1,092 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
Kumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle) by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

25 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in Japanese and held by 1,092 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
Yōjinbō by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

103 editions published between 1961 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,087 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a samurai who wanders into a town in turmoil. Pitting the town's two warring clans against each other, the mysterious samurai plays a profitable, yet dangerous game
Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru = Bad sleep well by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

66 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features a grieving son, (Toshiro Mifune), who seeks revenge for his father's murder as he infiltrates the corrupt construction company that was responsible for his fathers death
Tsubaki Sanjūrō = Sanjuro by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

31 editions published between 1962 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 957 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
Kagemusha by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in Japanese and held by 927 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
Akahige = Red Beard by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

65 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 918 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
Rashōmon by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

24 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 899 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
Norainu = Stray dog by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

54 editions published between 1949 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 868 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
Tengoku to jigoku by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

69 editions published between 1963 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 826 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
Throne of blood by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

117 editions published between 1957 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 788 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
Last man standing by Walter Hill( Visual )

25 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 756 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
Akira Kurosawa's Dreams( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in Japanese and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight episodes exploring many aspects of humankind and man's need to harmonize with nature. Based on Akira Kurosawa's actual dreams
Ran by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

194 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the early 16th century Japan, an ageing ruler, Lord Hidetora, announces his intention to divide his land equally among three sons. This decision unleashes a power struggle between the three
Dersu Uzala = The hunter by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

4 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in Russian and English and held by 703 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
Les bas-fonds = The lower depths by Jean Renoir( Visual )

19 editions published between 1936 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 673 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
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Rashomon = Rashōmon Rashōmon
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RanIkiru = To liveKakushitoride no san akunin = Hidden fortressKumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle)KagemushaAkahige = Red BeardRashōmonNorainu = 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 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

Gurosawa, Akira 1910-1998

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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