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Rashomon

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Original title
Rashômon
Year
Running time
88 min.
Country
Japan Japan
Director
Screenwriter
Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto
Music
Fumio Hayasaka
Cinematography
Kazuo Miyagawa (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
Daiei
Genre
Mystery. Drama | Crime. Feudal Japan. 12th Century. Samurai. Cult Movie
Synopsis / Plot
In 12th century Japan, Masako (Machiko Kyo) and her husband Takehiro (Masayuki Mori) are attacked in the woods by armed bandit Tajomaru (Toshiro Mifune), who then murders her husband. After his capture, he is put on trial and three witnesses come forward. When each witness and Tajomaru tell four different accounts of what happened that day in the woods, suspicions are raised and motives are questioned.
Awards
1952: BAFTA Awards: Nominated for Best Film
1952: Nominated for Oscar: Best Art Direction (B&W)
1952: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
1951: Oscar: Honorary Award for Best Foreign Language Picture
1951: Venice Film Festival: Golden Lion
1951: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Foreign Lenguage Film
1951: National Board of Review: Best Director and Foreign Language Film
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