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In a forest, a man was murdered and his wife raped. The eyewitnesses make their statements, but they are very contradictory. Who is telling the truth and who is lying?

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Kenki Saegusa

Writers:

Ryûnosuke Akutagawa (original story), Yumiko Inoue (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Yûki Amami Yûki Amami ... Masako
Takeshi Kaneshiro ... Takehiro
Etsushi Toyokawa ... Tajomaru
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Duncan Duncan ... (as Dankan)
Fumiyo Kohinata
Anna Konishi Anna Konishi
Naomasa Musaka Naomasa Musaka
Toshie Negishi
Eisuke Sasai Eisuke Sasai ... Akabori
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Masako had a tragic childhood experience. She witnessed her mother being assassinated by a masked young robber. This became the only childhood memory left in her memory, that the robber had lizard-shaped red dragonfly on his hand. Time flies, heals all wounds. After nineteen years past, she has become a beautiful young girl,on her way to get married. But on that way everything will change. Masako and Takehiro will encountered robbers, and her mother's mirror will get stolen. The story will uncover the mysteries and lusts that are deep in everyone's heart. Written by Sonja Pavkovic

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

24 December 1996 (Japan) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In 1950, Akira Kurosawa shocked an international audience with the vibrancy and innovation of his masterpiece Rashomon. The plot, based on a short story by Ryunosuke Akatagawa, concerned eyewitness accounts of a rape and a murder, each being drastically different from the last. In this go around, Kurosawa's masterwork is remade into a star vehicle for two of Asia's most popular leading men. See more »

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Remake of Yabu no naka (1996) See more »

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Rashomon redone - Incredibly beautiful, simplified story
4 November 2009 | by ChungMoSee all my reviews

The English title of "Misty" more or less defines this film. The setting, in a near tropical temperate rain forest, is just that for the entire film. Whether with diffusion filters on the lens or the vast amount of fog in some scenes to the various forms of rain, nearly every scene has a dream-like image to it. The flowing camera work and the contrast ratio where there's a limited area of light that's not dark or overexposed also lends to the foggy memory feel of the film. The music is excellent.

That said, while the makers have taken the story of Rashomon and applied their extraordinary skills to the visuals, they decided to reduce the intellect behind Kurosawa's film. So while it's captivating visually and musically, in the end you might be wishing to see the original for a more fulfilling experience.


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