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Director:
Writers:
Ryûnosuke Akutagawa (stories)
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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 10 wins & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Kurosawa, do I need to say more See more (274 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
Tai Katô .... chief assistant director
Tokuzô Tanaka .... assistant director
Mitsuo Wakasugi .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Tsuchitarô Hayashi .... sound assistant
Iwao Ôtani .... sound
 
Visual Effects by
Aurelio x. Vera Jr. .... restoration artist (restored version)
Rejyna Douglass-Whitman .... restoration supervisor (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kanichi Aoki .... assistant camera
Kenichi Araki .... assistant camera
Fujio Morita .... assistant camera
Genken Nakaoka .... lighting assistant
Kenichi Okamoto .... lighting technician
Hiroshi Shibata .... dolly grip
 
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:
This film is often given credit for the first time a camera was pointed directly at the sun. In Akira Kurosawa's biography, he gives credit to his cinematographer for "inventing" it and himself for using it, but years later, during commentary that preceded the TV showing of the film, the head of the studio claimed credit. Kurosawa bitterly denied this claim.See more »
Quotes:
Tajômaru:[recalling staring transfixed at the man's wife] I thought I saw a goddess. At that moment I decided to have her, even if I had to kill her man. But if I could have her without killing, all the better.See more »
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40 out of 64 people found the following review useful.
Kurosawa, do I need to say more, 7 April 2003
Author: rbverhoef (rbverhoef@hotmail.com) from The Hague, Netherlands

Kurosawa tells a story four times through different characters. The characters tell the story different four times. In flash-backs, all as the characters tell them, we see the stories. Are they lying, are they all telling their own truth or is there someone who tells THE truth? The way this is handled by Kurosawa is absolutely masterful.

Of course, his direction is great. Together with cinematographer Kazuo Miyagawa they do a tremendous job with the atmosphere in the woods. With perfect light angles it looks beautiful.

A real Japanese classic.

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