Rashomon (1950)

  • Crime, Drama, Mystery
  • 1h 28m

This landmark Japanese masterpiece is Akira Kurosawa’s cinematic examination of the subjective nature of truth. In feudal Japan, three men sheltering from a storm discuss an incident where a bandit raped a woman whose husband then somehow died. The film’s innovative narrative structure recounts that incident from four differing viewpoints. Rashomon was the first Japanese film to receive a significant international reception; it won several awards, including the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival in 1951, and an Academy Honorary Award at the 24th Academy Awards in 1952, and is considered one of the greatest films ever made.

Director

Akira Kurosawa

Language(s)

Japanese

Subtitle(s)

English