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The Idiot

Not Yet Rated| 2 hr. 46 min.

Plot Summary
In post-World War II Japan, childlike veteran Kinji (Masayuki Mori) suffers from post-traumatic stress-induced seizures, and, after treatment at a mental health institution in Okinawa, he returns to his hometown. There he meets and becomes romantically caught up with two women -- Taeko (Setsuko Hara) and Ayako (Yoshiko Kuga). Another man, Denkichi (Toshirô Mifune), is passionately in love with Taeko, too. So when Kinji begins favoring Taeko, a violent conflict erupts between the two men.

Cast: Masayuki Mori , Toshirô Mifune , Setsuko Hara , Yoshiko Kuga , Takashi Shimura , Chieko Higashiyama , Minoru Chiaki , Noriko Sengoku

Director: Akira Kurosawa

Genres: Drama

The Idiot (1951)

Release Date: May 23rd, 1951|2 hr. 46 min.

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