The murder of a man and the rape of his wife in a forest grove are seen from several different perspectives. Akira Kurosawa's meditation on the nature of truth transformed narrative cinema as we know it, and birthed the term "Rashômon effect." Starring Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô and Masayuki Mori; winner of the Golden Lion, 1951 Venice Film Festival and an Honorary Oscar® as Best Foreign Language Film at the 1952 Academy Awards®. DIR/SCR Akira Kurosawa; SCR Shinobu Hashimoto, from a story by Ryûnosuke Akutagawa; PROD Minoru Jingo. Japan, 1950, b&w, 88 min. In Japanese with English subtitles. NOT RATED
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