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Kurosawa, Akira 1910-1998

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Most widely held works by Akira Kurosawa
Rashōmon by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

258 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 3,804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man is murdered, his wife is raped by a bandit. A flashback technique is used to tell four different versions of what occurred
Ran by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

214 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 2,382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the early 16th century Japan, an ageing ruler, Lord Hidetora, announces his intention to divide his land equally amongthree sons. This decision unleashes a power struggle between the three
Yōjinbō by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

198 editions published between 1961 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 2,257 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
Shichinin no samurai = Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

236 editions published between 1953 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 2,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A farming village in 16th century Japan hires seven professional warriors, samurai, to protect it against the annual raid by brigands. Overcoming the villagers fear of them, the samurai organise the defence during a waiting period, then defeat the brigands in a series of violent skirmishes
Ikiru = To live by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

140 editions published between 1952 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,905 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
Kakushitoride no san akunin = Hidden fortress by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

114 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of rival clans, hidden gold and a princess in distress, The Hidden Fortress is a thrilling mix of fairy story and samurai action movie. It was Kurosawa's first film shot in the widescreen process of Tohoscope, and he exploited this to the full in the film's rich variety of landscape locations, including the slopes of Mount Fuji
Akira Kurosawa's Dreams by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

82 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Akira Kurosawa's dreams is one of the most visionary, deeply personal works in the 60-year career of the master behind Rashomon, The Seven Samurai and Ran. Comprised of eight episodes rich in imagery and insight (and featuring Scorsese as Vincent Van Gogh), it explores the costs of war, the perils of nuclear power and especially humankind's need to harmonize with nature. You will be enchanted ... and enthralled
Kagemusha by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

139 editions published between 1980 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A condemned thief is rescued from the gallows because of his uncanny resemblance to the powerful warlord Shingen Takeda. When Takeda dies in battle he is replaced by his Kagemusha (or double), who eventually becomes a great leader. Set in 16th century Japan
Tengoku to jigoku by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

96 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Toshiro Mifune stars as a wealthy industrialist whose family becomes the target of a ruthless kidnapper in Akira Kurosawa's exemplary film noir. Based on Ed McBain's detective novel King's Ransom, High and Low is both a riveting thriller and a brilliant commentary on contemporary Japanese society. Criterion is proud to present High and Low in a luminous new Tohoscope transfer with new electronic subtitles."--Website
Throne of blood by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

157 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,231 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)
Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

12 editions published between 1954 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En el Japón del siglo XVI, los pobres campesinos de un pueblo, para no tener que entregar sus cosechas a una banda de ladrones, deciden contratar a siete samuraís para que les defiendan. Impresionante película del maestro Kurosawa cuyo argumento generó posteriores westerns, entre ellos "Los Siete Magníficos". Apabullante dirección y puesta en escena, toda una joya del cine mundial
Kumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle)( Visual )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in Japanese and held by 1,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth, set in feudal Japan. Tells the story of a Samurai lord who kills his master and usurps his power in fulfillment of a witch's prophecy
Akahige = Red Beard by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

108 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vain young doctor learns a valuable lesson from the dedicated director of a clinic for destitute patients
Yoidore tenshi = Drunken angel by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

89 editions published between 1948 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 975 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?
Norainu = Stray dog by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

81 editions published between 1949 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A murder mystery set in Tokyo in the late 1940's. A rookie detective loses his gun and is afraid it has fallen into the hands of a killer
Last man standing by Walter Hill( Visual )

25 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 752 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
Sanjuro by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

124 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Samurai rescues three kidnap victims: the town chamberlain, his wife, and their daughter
Waga seishun ni kuinashi = No regrets for our youth by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

37 editions published between 1945 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of feminist self-discovery set in pre-war Japan. A woman breaks conventions by striking out on her own and being self-sufficient
Dersu Uzala by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

140 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Russian surveyor mapping Siberian wilderness in the early 1900's becomes friendly with a wily Mongolian hunter
Ran by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

17 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in Japanese and Multiple languages and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An aging warlord decides to split his kingdom between his three sons, who will live in three separate castles. The two eldest sons are quite happy, but the youngest thinks his father has gone mad, and predicts that it won't be long until the two older brothers are fighting with each other
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Rashōmon
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RanShichinin no samurai = Seven samuraiIkiru = To liveKakushitoride no san akunin = Hidden fortressKagemushaThrone of bloodKumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle)Akahige = Red Beard
Alternative Names
Akira Kurosava

Akira, Kurosawa

Akira Kurosawa 1910-1998

Akira Kurosawa cineasta japonés

Akira Kurosawa cineasta xaponés

Akira Kurosawa cinéaste japonais

Akira Kurosawa director, produtor e guionista de cine xaponés

Akira Kurosawa Hapon nga arag-aramid ti pelikula

Akira Kurosawa Japanese film maker

Akira Kurosawa Japanese movie director

Akira Kurosawa japanilainen elokuvaohjaaja

Akira Kurosawa japanischer Regisseur

Akira Kurosawa Japannese regisseur

Akira Kurosawa Japans filmregisseur

Akira Kurosawa japoński reżyser, scenarzysta i producent filmowy

Akira Kurosawa japonský filmový režisér

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

Hei-tse, Ming

Hei-tse, Ming 1910-1998

Heize, Ming 1910-1998

Het-chhe̍t Mìn

Kurōcāvā, Akirā 1910-1998

Kurosava, Akira.

Kurosava, Akira 1910-1998

Kurosawa.

Kurosawa A.

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

Κουροσαβα, Ακιρα

Акира Куросава

Акира Куросава японский кинорежиссёр, сценарист и продюсер

Акіра Курасава

Акіра Куросава

Куросава А

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

ಅಕಿರಾ ಕುರೋಸಾವಾ ಜಪಾನ್ ಚಿತ್ರ ನಿರ್ದೇಶಕ

അകിര കുറൊസാവ

අකිරා කුරෝසාවා

อะกิระ คุโระซะวะ

အကီရာ ကူရိုဆာဝါ

აკირა კუროსავა

구로사와 아키라

흑택명 1910-1998

አኪራ ኩሮሳዋ

ᎠᎩᎳ ᎫᎶᏌᏩ

クロサワ, アキラ

クロサワ, アキラ 1910-1998

黒澤, 明

黒澤, 明 1910-1998

黒澤明 1910-1998

黒澤明 日本の映画監督

黑澤明 日本電影導演

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