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Red Beard

Red Beard
Very good
8.3
3,018
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Original title
Akahige
Year
1965
Running Time
180 min.
Country
 Japan
Director
Akira Kurosawa
Screenwriter
Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Oguni, Ryuzo Kikushima, Masato Ide (Novel: Shugoro Yamamoto)
Music
Masaru Sato
Cinematography
Asakazu Nakai & Takao Saitô (B&W)
Cast
Toshirô Mifune, Yuzo Kayama, Yoshio Tsuchiya, Tatsuyoshi Ehara, Reiko Dan, Kyôko Kagawa, Kamatari Fujiwara, Akemi Negishi, Tsutomu Yamazaki
Production Co.
Toho
Genre
Drama | Medical. The 19th Century
Synopsis / Plot
In the Nineteenth Century, in Japan, the arrogant and proud just-graduated Dr. Noboru Yasumoto (Yuzo Kayama) is forced to work in the Koshikawa Clinic, a non-profit health facility ruled by Dr. Kyojio Niide (Toshirô Mifune), a.k.a. "Red Beard". "Red Beard" is a good, sentimental, but also very firm, strong and fair man. While in the clinic, Dr. Yasumoto becomes responsible for healing the hurt teenager Otoyo (Terumi Niki), and he learns a lesson of humanity, becoming a better man.
Awards
1967: Valladolid: Golden Spike
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