(out of 5)

Exceptional Japanese drama by Akira Kurosawa, the film that established his name as a powerful voice in international cinema. The rape of a noblewoman () and the murder of her husband is recounted by different ‘witnesses’, all of whom have completely different takes on the situation. The outcome is for you to discover in this powerful film, beautifully filmed and languidly directed.

Japan, 1950

Directed by

Screenplay by Akira Kurosawa, , based on the stories Rashomon and In A Grove by

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Film Editing by Akira Kurosawa

The Criterion Collection

Academy Award
Most Outstanding Foreign Language Film Released in the United States during 1951 (1951)

Best Art Direction (Black-and-White) (art direction: Mastuyama; set decoration: H. Motsumoto) (1952)


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