Rashomon (1950)

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Brimming with action while incisively examining the nature of truth, "Rashomon" is perhaps the finest film ever to investigate the philosophy of justice. Through an ingenious use of camera and flashbacks, Kurosawa reveals the complexities of human nature as four people recount different versions of the story of a man's murder and the rape of his wife.

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Movie Score: 8.2/10 from 722 votes
Release Date: 1950-12-26
Status: Released
Run time: 88 min / 1:28
Production Studio : Daiei Motion Picture Co., Ltd.
Production Country: Japan
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Rashomon Casts

Toshirō Mifune
as Tajômaru
Machiko Kyō
as Masako
Masayuki Mori
as Takehiro
Takashi Shimura
as Woodcutter
Minoru Chiaki
as Priest
Kichijirô Ueda
as Commoner
Noriko Honma
as Medium
Daisuke Katô
as Policeman
Leslie Daniels
as Priest (English version voice)

Rashomon Crew

Directing Akira Kurosawa Director
Writing Ryunosuke Akutagawa Novel
Writing Akira Kurosawa Screenplay
Writing Shinobu Hashimoto Screenplay
Production Minoru Jingo Producer
Production Masaichi Nagata Executive Producer
Sound Fumio Hayasaka Original Music Composer
Camera Kazuo Miyagawa Director of Photography
Editing Akira Kurosawa Editor
Art H. Motsumoto Production Design
Lighting Kenichi Okamoto Lighting Technician
Art Takashi Matsuyama Art Direction
Directing Tai Katô Assistant Director
Directing Tokuzô Tanaka Assistant Director
Directing Mitsuo Wakasugi Assistant Director
Sound Tsuchitarô Hayashi Sound
Camera Fujio Morita First Assistant Camera
Lighting Genken Nakaoka Lighting Production Assistant
Directing Teruyo Nogami Script Supervisor
Sound Iwao Ôtani Sound