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Kurosawa, Akira 1910-1998

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Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa( visu )
221 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 3,611 libraries worldwide
In 16th century Japan, a group of villagers decides to hire professional warriors to protect them from the annual bandit raids
Rashōmon by Akira Kurosawa( visu )
157 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 3,569 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( visu )
129 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 2,924 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
Kumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle) by Akira Kurosawa( visu )
164 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,385 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)
Ikiru = To live by Akira Kurosawa( visu )
132 editions published between 1952 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,099 libraries worldwide
A middle aged man discovers that he has only six months to live, and begins to question the meaning of his life. One of Kurosawa's most important films, Ikiru provides an image of Japan in the period immediately following World War II. We follow the central character Watanabe, as he progresses through the stages of anger and confusion to acceptance. At first he devotes himself to seeking pleasure in the bars of Tokyo, in the end a simple inspiration leads him to a final act of public generosity. Director Kurosawa was one of the few Japanese directors who was allowed to work with relative creative freedom, his early films were consistently commercially successful, as was the case with Ikiru. Kurosawa's films along with his contemporaries Ozu, Mizoguchi, and Ichikawa raised Japanese cinema onto the world stage in the period immediately after World War II
Yōjinbō by Akira Kurosawa( visu )
150 editions published between 1961 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,061 libraries worldwide
In a flea bitten, dusty Japanese town, a ronin (unemployed samurai) finds himself in the middle of a feud between two warring mafia's. On one side of town a local silk merchant is building a small army, while on the other, a sake merchant is hiring anybody who can carry a sword. The two merchants engage in a bidding war to employ the services of the itinerant samurai, but he has his own plans. Disgusted by both sides, the samurai, (Mifune) instigates a war between the two factions and with great pleasure sits in the town's bell tower watching them cut each other to pieces. After freeing the daughter of a local villager from bondage, he leaves the town in search of further exploits. Yojimbo was the inspiration for several Sergio Leone films including the Clint Eastwood vehicle, A Fistful of Dollars which was made a few years later. Kurosawa portrays 19th century Japan as a society where corruption and calamity are so commonplace that the distinction between bandits and samurai have become blurred. Kurosawa was one of the few Japanese directors who was allowed to work with relative creative freedom, his early films were consistently commercially successful, as was the case with Yojimbo. Kurosawa's films along with his contemporaries Ozu, Mizoguchi, and Ichikawa raised Japanese cinema onto the world stage in the period immediately after World War II
Kakushitoride no san akunin = Hidden fortress by Akira Kurosawa( visu )
106 editions published between 1958 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,880 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
Kagemusha by Akira Kurosawa( visu )
107 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,544 libraries worldwide
Au XVIe siècle, un criminel échappe à la potence à cause de sa ressemblance avec le seigneur d'un clan important, Shingen Takeda. Il doit servir de double à ce seigneur dans les combats et les cérémonies. Lorsque Shingen meurt d'une blessure de guerre, on cache sa mort pendant 3 ans en mettant de l'avant le sosie. Ce répit permet au clan de se consolider en prévision d'un affrontement avec une famille rivale. Son utilité terminée, le sosie, commençant à se prendre au sérieux, est mis carrément à la porte
Tsubaki Sanjūrō = Sanjuro by Akira Kurosawa( visu )
100 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,541 libraries worldwide
"In this sly companion piece to Yojimbo, the jaded samurai Sanjuro helps an idealistic group of young warriors weed out their clan's evil influences, and in the process turns their image of a 'proper' samurai on its ear"--Container
Tengoku to jigoku by Akira Kurosawa( visu )
68 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in Japanese and English and held by 1,405 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( visu )
40 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,330 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
Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru = Bad sleep well by Akira Kurosawa( visu )
59 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,033 libraries worldwide
A grieving son seeks revenge for his father's murder as he infiltrates the corrupt construction company that was responsible for his father's death. He marries his boss's daughter, but he falls in love with her and his plans for revenge fall apart
Akahige = Red Beard by Akira Kurosawa( visu )
78 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 984 libraries worldwide
Epic medical saga set in 19th-century Japan, in which an arrogant young doctor learns the true challenge of fighting for good in an evil world
Norainu = Stray dog by Akira Kurosawa( visu )
53 editions published between 1949 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 944 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
Les bas-fonds = The lower depths by Akira Kurosawa( visu )
64 editions published between 1936 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 923 libraries worldwide
Donzoko (125 min.): Sutekichi, a vulgar, comical thief takes up residence in a slum flophouse inhabited by many eccentric, destitute people. Osugi, the cruel landlady, and her sister, Okayo, both desire him, and fight each other over him. Set in Edo-period Japan
Yoidore tenshi = Drunken angel by Akira Kurosawa( visu )
67 editions published between 1948 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 884 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?
Dodesuka-den by Akira Kurosawa( visu )
68 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 742 libraries worldwide
This film, the title of which seeks to reproduce the sound of a trolley in motion, is Kurosawa's first motion picture in color. Weaving together the lives of a group of Tokyo slum dwellers with a mixture of reality and fantasy, Kurosawa gives an impassioned affirmation to life and to man's overcoming his adversities through hope and dreams. (Does not circulate)
Last man standing by Walter Hill( visu )
17 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 710 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
Dersu Uzala by Akira Kurosawa( visu )
98 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 640 libraries worldwide
Extrait du résumé figurant sur la jaquette : Au cours d'une expédition topographique en 1902 au cœur de la taïga sibérienne, un jeune officier tsariste, Vladimir Arséniev, rencontre un vieux trappeur mongol, Dersou Ouzala, qui va devenir son guide. Deux cultures s'affrontent entre l'explorateur cartographe et le chasseur de zibelines, homme pur et malicieux qui comprend tout de la nature. Tout en assistant Vladimir Arséniev qui deviendra vite son ami dans ses expéditions au fin fond de la taïga d'Oussouri, Dersou lui fait découvrir les secrets de la nature et du monde animal, ainsi que les mœurs et les cultes de la population autochtone
Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa( Book )
38 editions published between 1900 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 636 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 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 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
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Kurōcāvā, Akirā 1910-1998
Kurosava, Akira
Kurosava, Akira 1910-1998
Kurosawa A. 1910-1998
Kurosawa, Akira
Kurosawa, Akira 1910-
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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. 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
အကီရာ ကူရိုဆာဝါ
აკირა კუროსავა
구로사와 아키라
흑택명 1910-1998
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
Japanese (1,457)
English (323)
Russian (61)
Spanish (58)
French (46)
German (33)
Chinese (24)
Multiple languages (16)
Italian (10)
Turkish (5)
Swedish (2)
Persian (2)
Danish (1)
Judeo-Persian (1)
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