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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 )

232 editions published between 1950 and 2018 in 11 languages and held by 2,476 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
Ran by Zeming Hei( Visual )

21 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 2,123 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
Kumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle) by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

115 editions published between 1957 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 1,810 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
Ikiru = To live by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

78 editions published between 1952 and 2020 in Japanese and English and held by 1,782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Considered by some to be Akira Kurosawa's greatest achievement, Ikirupresents the director at his most compassionate, affirming life through an exploration of a man's death. Takashi Shimura portrays Kanji Watanabe, an aging bureaucrat with stomach cancer forced to strip the veneer off his existence and find meaning in his final days. Told in two parts, Ikiru offers Watanabe's quest in the present, and then through a series of flashbacks. The result is a multifaceted look at a life through a prism of perspectives, resulting in a full portrait of a man who lacked understanding from others in life
Shichinin no samurai = Seven samurai by Kurosawa( Visual )

84 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A veteran samurai, who has fallen on hard times, answers a village's request for protection from bandits. He gathers 6 other samurai to help him, and they teach the townspeople how to defend themselves, and they supply the samurai with three small meals a day. The film culminates in a giant battle when 40 bandits attack the village
Akira Kurosawa's Dreams by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

59 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,291 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
Kakushitoride no san akunin = Hidden fortress by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

60 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,217 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 Zeming Hei( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in Japanese and held by 1,111 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
Rashōmon by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

39 editions published between 1950 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 933 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
Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru = Bad sleep well by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

64 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 883 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
Kagemusha( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in Japanese and held by 853 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 )

230 editions published between 1985 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 16th century Japan, Lord hidetora, 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
Last man standing by Walter Hill( Visual )

29 editions published between 1996 and 2011 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
Tengoku to jigoku by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

30 editions published between 1963 and 2018 in Japanese and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A complex crime thriller in which a wealthy shoe manufacturer's chauffeur's son is kidnapped in mistake for his own, and he faces a moral dilemma
Yōjinbō( Visual )

13 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in Japanese and English and held by 742 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
Dersu Uzala = The hunter by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

9 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in Russian and English and held by 720 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
Norainu = Stray dog by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

46 editions published between 1949 and 2020 in 4 languages and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ambientada en el Japón de la posguerra, el encuentro del maestro Kurosawa con dos de sus actores preferidos -Mifune y Shimura- se saldó con excelentes críticas. Con la estructura del thriller americano y los convencionalismos japoneses, el film narra la historia de un joven detective al que roban su pistola. Agobiado por un sentimiento de deshonor más que de pérdida, emprenderá una frenética e incansable búsqueda para recuperarlo, descendiendo a los bajos fondos de Tokyo junto a un veterano compañero
Tsubaki Sanjūrō = Sanjuro by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

34 editions published between 1962 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A skilled but slovenly ronin comes to the aid of a group of naive young warriors fighting their corrupt clan leaders and manages to keep them out of trouble and alive in spite of their high ideals
Les bas-fonds = The lower depths by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

20 editions published between 1936 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 650 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 )

57 editions published between 1990 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 596 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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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The warrior's camera : the cinema of Akira KurosawaImitation and creativity in Japanese arts from Kishida Ryūsei to Miyazaki HayaoSomething like an autobiographyKurosawa : film studies and Japanese cinemaThe Emperor and the wolf : the lives and films of Akira Kurosawa and Toshiro MifuneAkira KurosawaAkira Kurosawa and intertextual cinemaSeven samurai
Alternative Names
Akira Kurosava

Akira Kurosava Japanski filmski redatelj

Akíra Kúrósava Japanskur kvikmyndaleikstjóri

Akira Kurosava Japāņu kinorežisors

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

Akira Kurosava Japonų kino režisierius

Akira Kurosava Yaponiya film rejissoru

Akira, Kurosawa

Akira Kurosawa 1910-1998

Akira Kurosawa cineasta japonês

Akira Kurosawa cineasta xaponés

Akira Kurosawa cinéaste japonais

Akira Kurosawa Cyfarwyddwr ffilm o Japan

Akira Kurosawa Derhênerekî fîlman û senaryonivîsê japonî

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

Akira Kurosawa director, produtor e guionista de cine xaponés

Akira Kurosawa Direktor ng pelikulang Hapon

Akira Kurosawa Diretor de cinema japonês

Akira Kurosawa Hapon nga arag-aramid ti pelikula

Akira Kurosawa Iaponica film director

Akira Kurosawa Jaapani filmirežissöör

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 Japanski filmski režiser

Akira Kurosawa Japoniako zinema zuzendaria

Akira Kurosawa Japonski filmski režiser

Akira Kurosawa japoński reżyser, scenarzysta i producent filmowy

Akira Kurosawa japonský filmový režisér

Akira Kurosawa japonský režisér

Akira Kurosawa Mkurugenzi wa filamu wa Japani

Akira Kurosawa Pengarah filem Jepun

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

Akira Kurosawa regizor, producător și scenarist japonez

Akira Kurosawa Regjisori japonez i filmit

Akira Kurosawa Stiúrthóir scannáin na Seapáine

Akira Kurosawa Sutradara film Jepang

Akira Kurosawa Talen'ny sarimihetsika Japoney

Akira Kurosawa Umqondisi wamafilimu waseJapan

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 Akira Yaponiya kinorejissyori

Kurosava, Akiro, 1910-1998


Kurosawa A.

Kurosawa A. 1910-1998

Kurosawa, Akira

Kurosawa, Akira 1910-

Kurosawa, Akira 1910-1998

Kurosawa Akira Đạo diễn phim nhật bản

Kurosawa Akira Japana kinoreĝisoro

Kuroszava Akira

Kuroszava Akira Japán filmrendező

Kūrūsāvā, Ākīrā 1910-1998

Kuruzawa, Akira

Ακίρα Κουροσάβα Ιάπωνας σκηνοθέτης

Κουροσαβα, Ακιρα

Акира Куросава

Акира, Куросава 1910-1998

Акира Куросава Жапон кинорежиссері

Акира Куросава Коргардони филми Ҷопон

Акира Куросава Япон кино режиссеры

Акира Куросава японски режисьор

Акира Куросава японский кинорежиссёр, сценарист и продюсер

Акира Куросава Јапански филмски редитељ

Акіра Курасава

Акіра Курасава Японскі кінарэжысёр

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

Күросава Акира Японы кино найруулагч

Ակիրա Կուրոսավա

Ակիրա Կուրոսավա Ճապոնացի կինոռեժիսոր

אי-טצ'ה, מינג, 1910-

אקירא קוראסאווא

אקירה קורוסאווה

אקירה קורוסאווה במאי קולנוע יפני

קורוסאווה, אקירה 1910-1998

קורוסוה, אקירה

آكيرا كورو ساوا

اكيرا كوروساوا

اكيرا كوروساوا، 1910-1998

أكيرا كوروساوا مخرج أفلام ياباني

اکیرا کروساوا

اکیرا کروساوا جاپانی فلم ڈائریکٹر

اکیرا کوروساوا

آکیرا کوروساوا فیلمنامه‌نویس، تدوینگر، تهیه‌کننده، و کارگردان ژاپنی

كوروساوا، أكيرا

ئاکیرا کورۆساوا

کوروساوا، آکيرا 1910-1998

अकिरा कुरोसावा

अकिरा कुरोसावा जपानी चित्रपट दिग्दर्शक

अकिरा कुरोसावा जापानी फिल्म निर्देशक

আকিরা কুরোসাওয়া

আকিরা কুরোসাওয়া জাপানি চলচিত্র পরিচালক

আকিৰা কুৰোছাৱা

ਅਕੀਰਾ ਕੁਰੋਸਾਵਾ

ਅਕੀਰਾ ਕੁਰੋਸਾਵਾ ਜਪਾਨੀ ਫਿਲਮ ਨਿਰਦੇਸ਼ਕ

அகிரா குரோசாவா

அகிரா குரோசாவா ஜப்பானிய திரைப்பட இயக்குனர்

అకిరా కురొసావా

అకిరా కురొసావా జపనీస్ చిత్ర దర్శకుడు

ಅಕಿರಾ ಕುರೋಸಾವಾ

ಅಕಿರಾ ಕುರೋಸಾವಾ ಜಪಾನ್ ಚಿತ್ರ ನಿರ್ದೇಶಕ

അകിര കുറൊസാവ

അകിര കുറൊസാവ ജാപ്പനീസ് സംവിധായകനും നിർമ്മാതാവും തിരക്കഥാകൃത്തും

අකිරා කුරෝසාවා

අකිරා කුරෝසාවා ජපන් චිත්‍රපට අධ්‍යක්ෂක

อะกิระ คุโระซะวะ

อะกิระ คุโระซะวะ ผู้กำกับภาพยนตร์ชาวญี่ปุ่น

အကီရာ ကူရိုဆာဝါ

აკირა კუროსავა

구로사와 아키라

구로사와 아키라 일본의 영화 감독

구로자와 아키라 1910-1998

쿠로사와 아키라 1910-1998

흑택명 1910-1998

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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

黑泽明 日本知名导演