Director

Akira KUROSAWA

18 Films in collection
Madadayo (Flyer)
Dodeskaden (Flyer)

Dodeskaden (1970)

The film focuses on the lives of a variety of characters who happen to live in a rubbish dump. The first to be introduced is a mentally challenged boy who lives in a world of fantasy in which he is a tram conductor. He is both the tram and the tram driver and follows a set route and schedule through the dump; his dedication to the fantasy is fanatical. The film title refers to a Japanese onomatopoeia for the sound made by a tram or train while in motion ( "Do-desu-ka-den do-desu-ka-den do-desu-ka-den"). The sound is made by the boy as he makes his daily faux-tram route through the dump. More

Akahige - Redbeard (Flyer)
High and Low - Tengoku to jigoku (Flyer)

High and Low - Tengoku to jigoku (1963)

A wealthy executive named Kingo Gondo (Toshiro Mifune) is in a struggle to gain control of a company called National Shoes. One faction wants the company to make cheap, low quality shoes for the impulse market as opposed to the sturdy but unfashionable shoes currently being produced. Gondo believes that the long-term future of the company will be best served by well made shoes with modern styling, though this plan is unpopular because it means lower profits in the short term. He has secretly set up a More

Sanjuro - Tsubaki Sanjûrô (Flyer)
Yojimbo (Flyer)
Throne of Blood - Kumonosu-jô (Flyer)
The Seven Samurai - Shichinin no samurai (Flyer)

The Seven Samurai - Shichinin no samurai (1954)

Seven Samurai is set at the end of the 16th century and centres on an impoverished Japanese village that is at the mercy of a marauding gang of bandits. The bandits have ransacked the village before, stealing its crops, but, before striking again, they decide to wait until the next harvest is complete. Determined to stop the assault, the village hires—in exchange for food—a disparate group of hungry samurai to help stave off the attack. More

Ikiru - Einmal richtig leben (Flyer)

Ikiru - Einmal richtig leben (1952)

Kanji Watanabe has worked in faithful service at a municipal complaints office and looks forward to retirement when he learns that he suffers from stomach cancer and has only a few months to live. The news makes him realize how much he has wasted his life on bureaucracy and how little his own son cares for him. Kanji Watanabe finally wants to enjoy his life as well as he can. He dives into the nightlife, drinks, plays, dances and realizes that all this makes him no less lonely. More

Rashomon (Flyer)
Shizukanaru Ketto (Flyer)
Stray Dog - Nora inu (Flyer)

Stray Dog - Nora inu (1949)

He is still young, the actor who should become known around the world with masterpieces like "Rashomon" or "The Seven Samurai". Here, Akira Kurosawa has created a thriller against the background of the recent and completely unprocessed Japanese war past, of which many of the characters, whether woman or man, talk. "Stray Dog" plays during the sultry hot summer in Tokyo in 1949. The young and completely inexperienced inspector Murakami (Toshiro Mifune) gets his loaded service weapon stolen from his jacket pocket in an overcrowded bus. Murakami is beside himself. More

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