- Original title
- Running time
- 88 min.
Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto
Kazuo Miyagawa (B&W)
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.
: BAFTA Awards: Nominated for Best Film
: Nominated for Oscar: Best Art Direction (B&W)
: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
: Oscar: Honorary Award for Best Foreign Language Picture
: Venice Film Festival: Golden Lion
: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Foreign Lenguage Film
: National Board of Review: Best Director and Foreign Language Film
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