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Rashomon (12A)

Still from Rashomon

Akira Kurosawa’s monumental 1950 psychological thriller returns to the big screen in this glorious 4K restoration.

Unreliable narration is taken to a new level in this landmark film, one of Akira Kurosawa’s finest, which introduced post-war Japanese cinema to international audiences. The film concerns a woodcutter who witnesses a horrific series of events -an ambush, the rape of a noblewoman and the subsequent murder of her samurai husband by a bandit. Yet, in the recounting of the incidents at the trial, differing versions come from all involved, thus raising questions about the reliability of subjective 'truth'.

Kurosawa's masterpiece won the Golden Lion at the 1951 Venice Film Festival and an Honorary Oscar for the most outstanding foreign film. It remains one of the key works of Japanese cinema.

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Japan 1950 dir Akira Kurosawa 88 min

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