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R| 2 hr. 40 min.

Plot Summary
At the age of seventy, after years of consolidating his empire, the Great Lord Hidetora Ichimonji (Tatsuya Nakadai) decides to abdicate and divide his domain amongst his three sons. Taro (Akira Terao), the eldest, will rule. Jiro (Jinpachi Nezu), his second son, and Saburo (Daisuke Ryu) will take command of the Second and Third Castles but are expected to obey and support their elder brother. Saburo defies the pledge of obedience and is banished.

Cast: Tatsuya Nakadai , Mieko Harada , Akira Terao , Jinpachi Nezu , Daisuke Ryu , Yoshiko Miyazaki , Kazuo Kato , Masayuki Yui

Director: Akira Kurosawa

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Orion Pictures

Ran (1985)

Release Date: June 1st, 1985|2 hr. 40 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( )
  • 100
    Bob Graham San Francisco Chronicle

    As close to perfect as filmmaking gets. show more

  • 100
    Desmond Ryan Philadelphia Inquirer

    The triumphant masterpiece of Akira Kurosawa's fertile twilight. show more

  • 95
    F. X. Feeney Mr. Showbiz

    The Japanese title means chaos, and that is what is let loose when a powerful king foolishly tries to release the reins of power, in the hopes of enjoying a peaceful old age. show more

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