• The Idiot (1951)

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Release Date: 1951

DVD Release Date: July 15th, 2003

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, Toshiro Mifune, Setsuko Hara, Yoshiko Kuga, Takashi Shimura, Chieko Higashiyama, Minoru Chiaki, Noriko Sengoku

Director: Akira Kurosawa

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Shôchiku Eiga

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