DIRECTOR: AKIRA KUROSAWA
CAST: TOSHIô MIFUNE, MACHIKO KYô, MASAYUKI MORI, TAKASHI SHIMURA
A riveting psychological thriller that investigates the nature of truth and the meaning of justice, Rashomon is widely considered one of the key texts of Japanese—and world—cinema. Four people give different accounts of a man’s murder and the rape of his wife, which director Akira Kurosawa presents with striking imagery and an ingenious use of flashbacks. This eloquent masterwork and international sensation revolutionized film language and introduced Japanese cinema—and two commanding new stars by the names of Toshiro Mifune and Machiko Kyō—to eager Western eyes.