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Kurosawa, Akira 1910-1998

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Rashōmon by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

208 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 3,797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four people involved in the murder of a gentleman in feudal Japan and the seduction of his wife report differing views of what actually happened
Ran by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

185 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 3,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ambientada en el Japón del siglo XVI, un anciano líder anuncia su intención de repartir sus tierras entre sus tres hijos. Su decisión genera una lucha de poder que supondrá la destrucción de su familia y su reino
Yōjinbō by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

169 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a samurai who wanders into a town in turmoil. Pitting the town's two warring clans against each other, the mysterious samurai plays a profitable, yet dangerous game
Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

173 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 16th century Japanese village hires professional warriors to fend off bandits. When the samurai arrive, a spectacular series of battle begins
Ikiru by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

123 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The protagonist, Watanabe, discovers that he has cancer and only six months to live. He is forced to appraise his life. He decides that to make his life meaningful he must help others and so he wages a one man battle against the local bureaucracy to reclaim a local wasteland into a playground. When the park is finally completed, he is able to face death with peaceful acceptance
Kumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle) by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

106 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 16th century Japan, Toshiro Mifune as Macbeth plays a simple soldier, full of exuberance and fire. The samurai is goaded by his wife and a spirit to murder his friend and his lord. Kurosawa's film is noteworthy for its eeerie atmospherics and powerful use of elements derived from Noh theatre. (Circulates)
Kakushitoride no san akunin by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

66 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A princess must escape across enemy lines with the royal treasure, guarded only by a loyal general and two greedy peasants
Kagemusha by Tsutomu Yamazaki( Visual )

106 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feature film from Japan. Drama. In the 16th century, a condemned thief takes the place of a powerful warlord, whom he resembles, in battle
Shichinin no samurai Seven samurai( Visual )

20 editions published between 1954 and 2006 in Japanese and English and held by 1,307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This epic masterpiece is about a group of 16th century samurai who are hired to defend a small Japanese village that finds itself annually raided by an army of bandits who steal the meager crops harvested by the peasants. Tired of relinquishing their food supply but woefully inept in combat skills, the villagers decide to hire a band of samurai to protect them. In addition to the primary conflict between the villagers and the bandits, much of the tale revolves around young Katsushiro's coming-of-age, both sexually and emotionally. Kikuchiyo's search for acceptance forms the other major storyline. Indeed, everyone in Seven Samurai is searching: for adventure, for experience, for freedom from their oppressors
Tengoku to jigoku by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

59 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A complex crime thriller in which a wealthy shoe manufacturer's chauffeur's son is kidnapped in mistake for his own, and he faces a moral dilemma
Akira Kurosawa's Dreams by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

42 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Japanese legend, living dolls in a peach orchard, a deadly snow fairy, a haunted war survivor, Van Gogh painting crows, a terrifying nuclear disater, miserly ogres & a village of watermills; 8 powerful moments revealing human nature from the vivid imagination of Akira Kurosawa
Dersu Uzala = The hunter by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

92 editions published between 1971 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 1,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In eastern Siberia, 1902, a native hunter befriends the leader of a Russian mapping expedition and becomes its guide and primitive philosopher
Tsubaki Sanjūrō Sanjuro by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

89 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Samurai rescues three kidnap victims: the town chamberlain, his wife, and their daughter
Nora inu = Stray dog by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

24 editions published between 1949 and 2009 in Japanese and No Linguistic content and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bad day gets worse for rookie detective Murakami when a pickpocket steals his gun on a hot, crowded bus. Desperate to right the wrong, he goes undercover, scavenging Tokyo's sweltering streets for the thief, whose desperation has led him to a life of crime. With each step, the cop and the criminal's lives become more intertwined and the investigation becomes an examination of Murakami's own dark side --
Yoidore tenshi = Drunken angel by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

40 editions published between 1948 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Sanada is an alcoholic, in part due to the despair that constantly assails him as he tries to keep the inhabitants of a post-World War II Tokyo slum as healthy as possible. Food and medical supplies are scarce, the neighborhood is around an open sewer, and the only place to buy medicines is the black market-- controlled by the Yakuza. Matsunaga, a young yakuza with a violent temper, seeks Sanada's help to remove a bullet from his hand, but Matsunaga's cough catches the doctor's attention. What follows is a wrestling match for Matsunaga's life. Will he follow Sanada's instructions and make the smart, healthy decision, or will he let the fabled yakuza code of honor destroy him?
Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru Bad sleep well by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

31 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young executive hunts down his father's killer. A tale about corruption in the boardrooms of postwar corporate Japan as seen through the rising executive eyes
Tsubaki Sanjūrō by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

30 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of young men set out to clean up the corruption in their town. They are joined by a scruffy, cynical samurai who doesn't fit their concept of how a warrior should look and act
Last man standing by Walter Hill( Visual )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Smith is a mysterious stranger who is drawn into a vicious war between two rival crime families. In a dangerous game, he switches allegiances between them, offering his services to the highest bidder. As the death toll mounts, he takes the law into his own hands in a deadly race to remain the last man standing
Akahige Red Beard by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

22 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vain young doctor learns a valuable lesson from the dedicated director of a clinic for destitute patients
Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa( Book )

44 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A classic account of a masterpiece by an author who knew Kurosawa
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Akira Kurosava

Akira, Kurosawa

Akira Kurosawa 1910-1998

Akira Kurosawa cineasta japons

Akira Kurosawa cineasta xapons

Akira Kurosawa cinaste japonais

Akira Kurosawa director, produtor e guionista de cine xapons

Akira Kurosawa Hapon nga arag-aramid ti pelikula

Akira Kurosawa Japanese film maker

Akira Kurosawa Japanese movie director

Akira Kurosawa japanischer Regisseur

Akira Kurosawa Japannese regisseur

Akira Kurosawa Japans filmregisseur

Akira Kurosawa japoński reżyser, scenarzysta i producent filmowy

Akira Kurosawa japonsk filmov režisr

Akira Kurosawa regista, sceneggiatore, montatore, produttore cinematografico e scrittore giapponese

Hei-tse, Ming

Heize, Ming 1910-1998

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Kurōcāvā, Akirā 1910-1998

Kurosava, Akira

Kurosava, Akira 1910-1998


Kurosawa A. 1910-1998

Kurosawa, Akira

Kurosawa, Akira 1910-

Kurosawa, Akira 1910-1998

Kuroszava Akira

Kūrūsāvā, Ākīrā 1910-1998

Kuruzawa, Akira

Ακίρα Κουροσάβα Ιάπωνας σκηνοθέτης

Акира Куросава

Акира Куросава японский кинорежиссёр, сценарист и продюсер

Акіра Курасава

Акіра Куросава

Куросава А. 1910-1998

Куросава, Акира

Куросава Акіра

Күросава Акира

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אקירא קוראסאווא

אקירה קורוסאווה

קורוסאווה, אקירה 1910-1998

آكيرا كورو ساوا

اكيرا كوروساوا

اكيرا كوروساوا، 1910-1998.

اکیرا کروساوا

اکیرا کوروساوا

آکیرا کوروساوا فیلمنامه‌نویس، تدوینگر، تهیه‌کننده، و کارگردان ژاپنی

كوروساوا، أكيرا

ئاکیرا کورۆساوا

کوروساوا، آکيرا 1910-1998

अकिरा कुरोसावा

আকিরা কুরোসাওয়া

আকিৰা কুৰোছাৱা

ਅਕੀਰਾ ਕੁਰੋਸਾਵਾ

அகிரா குரோசாவா

అకిరా కురొసావా

ಅಕಿರಾ ಕುರೋಸಾವಾ

അകിര കുറൊസാവ

අකිරා කුරෝසාවා

อะกิระ คุโระซะวะ

აკირა კუროსავა

구로사와 아키라

クロサワ, アキラ

クロサワ, アキラ 1910-1998

黒沢 明 1910-1998

黒沢明 1910-1998

黒澤, 明

黒澤, 明 1910-1998

黒澤明 1910-1998

黑澤明 日本電影導演

RanSeven samuraiIkiruKakushitoride no san akuninKagemushaNora inu = Stray dogSeven samurai