Practically flawless, a masterclass in filmmaking. Exceptional cinematography and sound.
over 3 years
really interesting, brilliant camera work, seven samurai is better though.
almost 5 years
Clearly innovative, but didn't really grip me.
Great film. an introspection into the egocentrism and the everlastng lies of mankind.
almost 6 years
A complex film that examines disparity between illusion and reality. it's terrific!
A meditation on justice and honour. Worth a watch for its calming properties
over 6 years
An entertaining, interesting movie, as long as you aren't expecting an epic.
over 6 years
I enjoyed the premise a lot more than the actual film
almost 7 years
Akira Kurosawa alters the face of Asian Cinema forever.
Beautifully filmed classic. Close stylistic comparisons with Japanese theatre.
Rashomon (羅生門, Rashōmon) is a 1950 Japanese crime mystery film directed by Akira Kurosawa, working in close collaboration with cinematographer Kazuo Miyagawa. It stars Toshirō Mifune, Masayuki Mori, Machiko Kyō and Takashi Shimura. The film is based on two stories by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa — ("Rashomon" provides the setting, while "In a Grove" provides the characters and plot).
Rashomon introduced Kurosawa and the cinema of Japan to Western audiences, albeit to a small number of theatres, and is considered one of his masterpieces. The film won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival and also received an Academy Honorary Award at the 24th Academy Awards.
The film opens on a woodcutter (木樵り; Kikori) and a priest (旅法師; Tabi Hōshi) sitting beneath Rashōmon gate to stay dry in a downpour. A commoner joins them and they tell him that they've witnessed a disturbing story, which they then begin recounting to him. The woodcutter claims he found the body of a murdered samurai three days...