2 hr. 46 min.
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.
Director: Akira Kurosawa