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Rashomon (12A)

20 February

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Key

  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly
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Details

The truth is in the eye of the beholder in Rashômon, a landmark work from Akira Kurosawa. What really happened at the storm-tossed Rashômon Gate? We know that a man died and a woman was raped but where does the guilt lie and how can justice be served? Toshirô Mifune’s vicious bandit Tajômaru claims the killing resulted from a fair fight and the woman welcomed his attentions. Others offer different, contradictory accounts of the events. A gripping piece of storytelling whose groundbreaking use of multiple perspectives continues to influence filmmakers today. 

Kurosawa is always worth a look but this is a particular classic that has influenced so much to come, it's almost essential.

Kim Newman, Empire
  • Director Akira Kurosawa
  • Cast Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori
  • Certification 12A: Contains moderate threat and sexual violence references
  • Running time 1h28m
  • Country Japan
  • Language Japanese with English subtitles
  • Year of production 1950
  • Thanks to BFI
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