Ran

Synopsis: Japanese warlord Hidetori Ichimonji decides the time has come to retire and divide his fiefdom among his three sons. His eldest and middle sons - Taro and Jiro - agree with his decision and promise to support him for his remaining days. The youngest son Saburo disagrees with all of them arguing that there is little likelihood the three brothers will remain united. Insulted by his son's brashness, the warlord banishes Saburo. As the warlord begins his retirement, he quickly realizes that his two eldest sons selfish and have no intention of keeping their promises. It leads to war and only banished Saburo can possibly save him.
Genre: Action, Drama
Director(s): Akira Kurosawa
Production: Rialto Pictures
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 28 wins & 21 nominations.
 
IMDB:
8.2
Metacritic:
96
Rotten Tomatoes:
96%
R
Year:
1985
162 min
382 Views


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I caIled, l shouted,

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but no one answered.

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l was aIone.

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Alone in the wide worId.

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I felt a chiIl...

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Such stupidity!

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Taro's voice pulIed me back.

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I saw my beIoved chiIdren.

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Taro,

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Jiro,

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Saburo.

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Father, l've never seen you

like this.

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It's not right.

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Quiet, Saburo!

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Be thankful we have his affection.

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I'm puzzIed, too.

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l can scarcely beIieve my ears.

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NormaIly, aIl he asks

is our obedience.

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That's affection enough.

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AlI right.

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I've been considering an idea,

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and l've reached a decision.

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I want to telI it to you.

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Now is a good time to do it

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while we have with us

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Lords Fujimaki and Ayabe.

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Bring them!

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l, Hidetora Ichimonji,

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was born in that smaIl castle

in the mountains.

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At that time, the entire pIain

seethed with constant battle.

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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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