One of the greatest films in the history of cinema—on the big screen.
1950, Akira Kurosawa
88 min., Japanese with Russian subtitles,
Starring: Toshiro Mifune, Machiko Kyō, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura
In the ruins of the Rashomon city gate, a woodcutter, a priest and a peasant are hiding from a thunderstorm. They argue about a crime that has shaken the whole area: a samurai travelling through the local forests has been killed and his wife dishonoured. Each new version of events (including that of the dead man) only makes the story more mysterious. A fascinating detective puzzle and at the same time a philosophical statement about the elusive nature of truth, Akira Kurosawa’s masterpiece has a particularly hypnotic effect on the big screen.
Shot from the Rashômon, 1950
Today, nearly fifty years after it was made, Rashomon has lost none of its fascination or power.
— James Berardinelli, ReelViews