The Bad Sleep Well
DIRECTOR: AKIRA KUROSAWA
CAST: TOSHIRO MIFUNE, MASAYUKI MORI
A young executive hunts down his father’s killer in Kurosawa’s scathing diagnosis of spiritual malaise in corporatized culture, The Bad Sleep Well. Continuing his legendary collaboration with actor Mifune, Kurosawa combines elements of Hamlet and American film noir to chilling effect in exposing the corrupt boardroom skullduggery of a prosperous-but-poisonous midcentury Japan, where intrigue is every bit as thick as back in Elsinore.