Dreams

Synopsis: This is essentially eight separate short films, though with some overlaps in terms of characters and thematic material - chiefly that of man's relationship with his environment. 'Sunshine Through The Rain': a young boy is told not to go out on the day when both weather conditions occur, because that's when the foxes hold their wedding procession, which could have fatal consequences for those who witness it. 'The Peach Orchard': the same young boy encounters the spirits of the peach trees that have been cut down by heartless humans. 'The Blizzard': a team of mountaineers are saved from a blizzard by spiritual intervention. 'The Tunnel': a man encounters the ghosts of an army platoon, whose deaths he was responsible for. 'Crows': an art student encounters 'Vincent Van Gogh' and enters the world of his paintings. 'Mount Fuji in Red': nuclear meltdown threatens the devastation of Japan. 'The Weeping Demon': a portrait of a post-nuclear world populated by human mutations. 'Village of the Wa
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Production: WARNER BROTHERS PICTURES
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 9 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.8
Rotten Tomatoes:
59%
PG
Year:
1990
119 min
875 Views


It was a dream. You dreamt it

while you were unconscious.

It was so strong I still remember it.

But after five minutes or so you died.

You really died.

I see.

But my parents...

...don't believe I'm dead.

That's my home.

My mother and father...

...are there...

...still waiting for me.

But it's a fact. You died.

I'm so sorry, but you died.

You're really dead. You died...

...in my arms.

Noguchi!

Halt!

Salute the Commander!

Present...

...arms!

At ease!

Third Platoon returning to base, sir.

No casualties.

Listen.

I understand how you must feel.

Nevertheless...

...the third Platoon was annihilated.

You were all killed in action.

I'm sorry.

I wasn't killed. I survived.

I can hardly look you in the face.

I sent you out to die.

I was to blame.

I could place all the responsibility...

...on the stupidity of war.

But I can't blame that.

I can't deny my thoughtlessness.

My misconduct.

However...

...I was taken prisoner.

I suffered so much in the camp

that I felt dying was easier.

And...

...now...

...as I look at you...

...I feel that same pain.

I know that your suffering and torture

were much greater.

But...

...honestly...

...I...

...I would have wanted to die with you.

I really would have.

Believe me.

I feel your bitterness.

They call you "heroes"...

...but you died...

...like dogs.

However...

...returning to the world

like this proves nothing.

Please!

Go back.

Go back and rest in peace.

Third Platoon!

About face!

Forward...

...march!

CROWS:

Hello.

Do you know

where Vincent Van Gogh lives?

You looking for him?

He crossed the bridge

and went that way.

Thanks.

But...

...be careful. He's been

in a lunatic asylum.

Aren't you Vincent Van Gogh?

MOUNT FUJI IN RED

What is it?

What's happening?

Has Fuji erupted?

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Akira Kurosawa

After training as a painter (he storyboards his films as full-scale paintings), Kurosawa entered the film industry in 1936 as an assistant director, eventually making his directorial debut with Sanshiro Sugata (1943). Within a few years, Kurosawa had achieved sufficient stature to allow him greater creative freedom. Drunken Angel (1948)--"Drunken Angel"--was the first film he made without extensive studio interference, and marked his first collaboration with Toshirô Mifune. In the coming decades, the two would make 16 movies together, and Mifune became as closely associated with Kurosawa's films as was John Wayne with the films of Kurosawa's idol, John Ford. After working in a wide range of genres, Kurosawa made his international breakthrough film Rashomon (1950) in 1950. It won the top prize at the Venice Film Festival, and first revealed the richness of Japanese cinema to the West. The next few years saw the low-key, touching Ikiru (1952) (Living), the epic Seven Samurai (1954), the barbaric, riveting Shakespeare adaptation Throne of Blood (1957), and a fun pair of samurai comedies Yojimbo (1961) and Sanjuro (1962). After a lean period in the late 1960s and early 1970s, though, Kurosawa attempted suicide. He survived, and made a small, personal, low-budget picture with Dodes'ka-den (1970), a larger-scale Russian co-production Dersu Uzala (1975) and, with the help of admirers Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas, the samurai tale Kagemusha (1980), which Kurosawa described as a dry run for Ran (1985), an epic adaptation of Shakespeare's "King Lear." He continued to work into his eighties with the more personal Dreams (1990), Rhapsody in August (1991) and Maadadayo (1993). Kurosawa's films have always been more popular in the West than in his native Japan, where critics have viewed his adaptations of Western genres and authors (William Shakespeare, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Maxim Gorky and Evan Hunter) with suspicion - but he's revered by American and European film-makers, who remade Rashomon (1950) as The Outrage (1964), Seven Samurai (1954), as The Magnificent Seven (1960), Yojimbo (1961), as A Fistful of Dollars (1964) and The Hidden Fortress (1958), as Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977). more…

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