Akira Kurosawa

Born: 23 March 1910, Omori, Tokyo
Died: 6 September 1998, Tokyo

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    This study of a terminally ill civil servant seeking meaning in his life is one of Japanese director Akira Kurosawa’s finest achievements.

  • Seven Samurai

    Seven Samurai

    Rice farmers hire a band of samurai to defend them against marauding bandits in Akira Kurosawa’s influential epic, a touchstone for action movies ever since.



    Credited with bringing Japanese cinema to worldwide audiences, Akira Kurosawa’s breakthrough tells the story of a murder in the woods from four differing perspectives.

  • Ran


    Made late in his career, the last of Akira Kurosawa’s great historical epics transposes the story of Shakespeare’s King Lear to feudal Japan.


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