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Kurosawa's masterly and influential film plays on the subjective nature of truth while unfurling a riveting tale of violence and greed, and was the first film to alert Western audiences to the riches of Japanese cinema.

Kurosawa's masterly and influential film plays on the subjective nature of truth while unfurling a riveting tale of violence and greed, and was the first film to alert Western audiences to the riches of Japanese cinema.

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A woodcutter witnesses a horrific series of events - an ambush, rape and murder. In the telling of the tale, however, each of the four participants gives a different view of what actually happened - is anyone telling the truth?

Kurosawa's masterly and influential film plays on the subjective nature of truth while unfurling a riveting tale of violence and greed.

The first film to alert Western audiences to the riches of Japanese cinema, Rashômon was remade in Hollywood as The Outrage, starring Paul Newman, and is credited by Bryan Singer as his inspiration for The Usual Suspects.

Nominated for two Oscars, three BAFTAs and won the Silver Lion award at Venice Film Festival in 1954. Won Academy Award for best foreign film.

A woodcutter witnesses a horrific series of events - an ambush, rape and murder. In the telling of the tale, however, each of the four participants gives a different view of what actually happened - is anyone telling the truth?

Kurosawa's masterly and influential film plays on the subjective nature of truth while unfurling a riveting tale of violence and greed.

The first film to alert Western audiences to the riches of Japanese cinema, Rashômon was remade in Hollywood as The Outrage, starring Paul Newman, and is credited by Bryan Singer as his inspiration for The Usual Suspects.

Nominated for two Oscars, three BAFTAs and won the Silver Lion award at Venice Film Festival in 1954. Won Academy Award for best foreign film.

Extras

Filmed introduction by John Boorman.
New commentary by Stuart Galbraith.
Rashômon at 65 (Stuart Galbraith, 2015): a documentary exploring some of the key locations from the film and interviewing former staff from Daiei Studios.

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Additional Info

SKU 5035673020395
Catalogue Number BFIV2039
Product contents 1 disc
Year 1952
Director Kurosawa, Akira
Format DVD, Blu-Ray
Publisher(s) BFI
Countries Japan
Aspect ratio 1.33:1
Colour B&W
Subtitles English
Language(s) Japanese
Running time DVD: 88 mins | BD: 92 mins
DVD region 2
Blu-ray region B
Certificate 12

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