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Director:
Writers:
Ryûnosuke Akutagawa (stories)
Akira Kurosawa (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
26 December 1951 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The husband, the wife...or the bandit? See more »
Plot:
A heinous crime and its aftermath are recalled from differing points of view. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 9 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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Masterclass storytelling See more (239 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Akira Kurosawa 
 
Writing credits
Ryûnosuke Akutagawa (stories Rashomon and In a Grove)

Akira Kurosawa (screenplay) and
Shinobu Hashimoto (screenplay)

Produced by
Minoru Jingo .... producer
Masaichi Nagata .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Fumio Hayasaka 
 
Cinematography by
Kazuo Miyagawa 
 
Film Editing by
Akira Kurosawa 
 
Production Design by
Takashi Matsuyama 
 
Set Decoration by
H. Motsumoto 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tokuzô Tanaka .... assistant director
Mitsuo Wakasugi .... assistant director
 
Visual Effects by
Aurelio x. Vera Jr. .... restoration artist (restored version)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Fujiro Morita .... assistant camera
Kenichi Okamoto .... lighting technician
 
Other crew
Teruyo Nogami .... script supervisor
François Vila .... press agent
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Rashômon" - Japan (original title)
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Runtime:
88 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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Trivia:
During shooting, the cast approached Kurosawa en masse with the script and asked him, "What does it mean?" The answer Akira Kurosawa gave at that time and also in his biography is that Rashomon (1950) is a reflection of life, and life does not always have clear meanings.See more »
Quotes:
Woodcutter:I'm the one who should be ashamed. I don't understand my own soul.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Making of 'Severance' (2007) (V)See more »

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What is a "Rashômon"?
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53 out of 78 people found the following review useful.
Masterclass storytelling, 15 January 2001

Rashomon by Akira is probably one of his very best, from his storytelling to the visuals, the picture is amazing.

The film is about about the truth, and burying it because no one can handle it. People prefer to live a lie than admit the truth, very reminiscent of today's world. The characters are talking to us, we are the jury.

The performances are amazing, nothing acting is so good, blows away today's competition.

The film score is stunning as well, one of my favourites from a Japanese film.

The direction is breathtaking, the jungle is beautifully lit, it has a sense of horror to it. Black and white was the perfect choice.

Overall, an amazing film from a genius!

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