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Kurosawa, Akira 1910-1998

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Most widely held works by Akira Kurosawa
Shichinin no samurai = Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

83 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of a group of Japanese farmers who hire seven professional swordsmen, or samurai, to protect them from the yearly raids of bandits
Rashōmon by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

206 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 2,429 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
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
Akira Kurosawa's Dreams by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

73 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,535 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
Yōjinbō by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

139 editions published between 1961 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,371 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
Kakushitoride no san akunin = Hidden fortress by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

48 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 1,235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A princess must escape across enemy lines with the royal treasure, guarded only by a loyal general and two greedy peasants
Ikiru = To live by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

72 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
Kumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle) by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

24 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in Japanese and held by 1,087 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
Tsubaki Sanjūrō = Sanjuro by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

24 editions published between 1962 and 2017 in Japanese and French and held by 948 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 awarrior should look and act
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
Rashōmon by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

39 editions published between 1950 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 925 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
Akahige = Red Beard by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

66 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A testament to the goodness of humankind, Akira Kurosawa's Red Beard (Akahige) chronicles the tumultuous relationship between an arrogant young doctor and a compassionate clinic director. Toshiro Mifune, in his last role for Kurosawa, gives a powerhouse performance as the dignified yet empathic director who guides his pupil to maturity, teaching the embittered intern to appreciate the lives of his destitute patients. Perfectly capturing the look and feel of 19th-century Japan, Kurosawa weaves a fascinating tapestry of time, place, and emotion
Norainu = Stray dog by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

51 editions published between 1949 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 862 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
Yoidore tenshi = Drunken angel by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

83 editions published between 1948 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1945, following the end of Pacific War, most of Japan's large towns were vast heaps of ashes and rubble. The virtual bacilli of society were thriving around the black markets. Among the rubble lived an old doctor prctising for the benefit of the poor. As a young man he had ruined himself hrought fas living, but is now a ovable old humanitarian, operating a clinic with the help of a nurse whom he rescued from misery. -- Cover
Ran by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

194 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 753 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
Last man standing by Walter Hill( Visual )

25 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 751 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
Dersu Uzala = The hunter by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

4 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in Russian and English and held by 704 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
Waga seishun ni kuinashi = No regrets for our youth by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

42 editions published between 1945 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 668 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
Les bas-fonds = The lower depths by Jean Renoir( Visual )

16 editions published between 1936 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 613 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
Hachigatsu no kyōshikyoku = Rhapsody in August by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

52 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nagasaki, 1990. Vier kleinkinderen brengen de zomer door bij hun oma Kane. Een brief van haar broer, die naar Amerika uitgeweken is, meldt dat hij stervende is. De kleinkinderen vinden dat oma naar hem toe moet
 
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RashōmonRanKakushitoride no san akunin = Hidden fortressIkiru = To liveKumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle)KagemushaRashōmonAkahige = Red Beard
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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