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Kurosawa, Akira 1910-1998

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Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa( visu )
227 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 3,670 libraries worldwide
In 16th century Japan a group of rice farmers decides to take the radical step of hiring a band of mercenaries to defend their rice crop against marauding bandits. The story takes place during a period in Japanese history when society was organized along feudal lines and peasants found themselves victims of both roving samurai and gangs of bandits. Kurosawa portrays 16th century Japan as a society where starvation and calamity are so commonplace that the distinction between bandits and samurai has become blurred. The villagers hire the six ronin, or masterless samurai and one braggart (Mifune) to successfully defend their village, only three of the seven survive. Kurosawa created a visual spectacle in black and white, utilizing fast tracking shots, and quick moving montage for the battle scenes turning a story of feudalism into a modern anti war film. The original version of The Seven Samurai was shown in Tokyo but deemed too long for general release. Shorter versions were eventually released in Japan and the United States. Several years after its release, this film was remade in the United States as The Magnificent Seven starring Yul Brenner and Steve McQueen
Kagemusha by Tsutomu Yamazaki( visu )
285 editions published between 1961 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 3,646 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
Rashōmon by Akira Kurosawa( visu )
124 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 3,498 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 )
151 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 2,960 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 )
188 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,360 libraries worldwide
A vivid, visceral Macbeth adaptation, Throne of blood, directed by Akira Kurosawa, sets Shakespeare's definitive tale of ambition and duplicity in a ghostly, fog-enshrouded landscape in feudal Japan. As a hardened warrior who rises savagely to power, Toshiro Mifune gives a remarkable, animalistic performance, as does Isuzu Yamada as his ruthless wife. Throne of blood fuses classical Western tragedy with formal elements taken from Noh theater to create an unforgettable cinematic experience
Ikiru To live by Akira Kurosawa( visu )
115 editions published between 1952 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,080 libraries worldwide
Considered by some to be Akira Kurosawa's greatest achievement, Ikirupresents the director at his most compassionate, affirming life through an exploration of a man's death. Takashi Shimura portrays Kanji Watanabe, an aging bureaucrat with stomach cancer forced to strip the veneer off his existence and find meaning in his final days. Told in two parts, Ikiru offers Watanabe's quest in the present, and then through a series of flashbacks. The result is a multifaceted look at a life through a prism of perspectives, resulting in a full portrait of a man who lacked understanding from others in life
Tengoku to jigoku by Akira Kurosawa( visu )
164 editions published between 1943 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,041 libraries worldwide
A complex crime thriller in which the son of a chauffer is kidnapped, mistaken as the son of the chauffer's employer, a wealthy shoe manufacturer. A moral dilemma. Should the wealthy man pay the ransom anyway and risk losing his financial position?
Nora inu = Stray dog by Akira Kurosawa( visu )
163 editions published between 1949 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,915 libraries worldwide
A testament to the goodness of humankind, Akira Kurosawa's Red Beard (Akahige) chronicles the tumultuous relationship between an arrogant young doctor and a compassionate clinic director. Toshiro Mifune, in his last role for Kurosawa, gives a powerhouse performance as the dignified yet empathic director who guides his pupil to maturity, teaching the embittered intern to appreciate the lives of his destitute patients. Perfectly capturing the look and feel of 19th-century Japan, Kurosawa weaves a fascinating tapestry of time, place, and emotion
Kakushitoride no san akunin Hidden fortress by Akira Kurosawa( visu )
120 editions published between 1958 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,786 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
Tsubaki Sanjūrō Sanjuro by Akira Kurosawa( visu )
120 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,528 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
Dersu Uzala = The hunter by Akira Kurosawa( visu )
136 editions published between 1945 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,254 libraries worldwide
A Russian surveyor mapping Siberian wilderness in the early 1900's becomes friendly with a wily Mongolian hunter
Akira Kurosawa's Dreams by Akira Kurosawa( visu )
55 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,253 libraries worldwide
Feature film from Japan. Eight short films exploring man's relationship with his environment
Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru Bad sleep well by Akira Kurosawa( visu )
71 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 986 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
Les bas-fonds The lower depths by Jean Renoir( visu )
79 editions published between 1936 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 907 libraries worldwide
Les bas-fonds (93 min.): A Baron, forced by circumstances, gives up his life of luxury and to takes up residence in the slums of Paris. The Baron observes the frustrated romance between Wasska Pepel and Natacha, the thwarted dreams of an actor, and the oppressive cruelties of landlord Kostileff
Yoidore tenshi = Drunken angel by Akira Kurosawa( visu )
88 editions published between 1948 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 879 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 )
69 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 739 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 )
19 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 702 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
Hachigatsu no kyōshikyoku Rhapsody in August by Akira Kurosawa( visu )
42 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 630 libraries worldwide
Nagasaki, 1990. Vier kleinkinderen brengen de zomer door bij hun oma Kane. Een brief van haar broer, die naar Amerika uitgeweken is, meldt dat hij stervende is. De kleinkinderen vinden dat oma naar hem toe moet
Hakuchi Idiot by Pierre Léon( visu )
86 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 625 libraries worldwide
Based on Dostoyevsky's fable of a holy fool, this story which takes place in Hokkaido in the winter is about a man who returns home after a stay in an asylum. He is being drawn toward Christianity, his antagonist is an anarchist
The seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa( Book )
17 editions published between 1970 and 1986 in English and held by 607 libraries worldwide
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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
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Kurōcāvā, Akirā 1910-1998
Kurosava, Akira
Kurosava, Akira 1910-1998
Kurosawa A. 1910-1998
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Kūrūsāvā, Ākīrā 1910-1998
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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
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 (1,727)
English (370)
Spanish (88)
Russian (75)
German (53)
French (51)
Multiple languages (22)
Italian (19)
Chinese (17)
Swedish (3)
Turkish (2)
Persian (1)
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