Ran

At age 75, Akira Kurosawa, Japan's greatest living director, created one more magnificent work that will surely stand the test of time. In RAN, Kurosawa turned to Shakespeare for inspiration--as he had in THRONE OF BLOOD nearly 30 years before--and chose to film a Japanese adaptation of "King Lear." Set in 16th-century Japan, RAN (the Japanese character...read more

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Ran - Trailer
01:28 — Akira Kurosawa’s Academy Award®-winning adaptation of William Shakespeare’s King Lear, RAN considers the disastrous consequences of Lord Hidetora Ichi (more…)
Ran - Official Trailer
02:02 — Akira Kurosawa’s Academy Award®-winning adaptation of William Shakespeare’s King Lear, RAN considers the disastrous consequences of Lord Hidetora Ichi (more…)
Ran - (French Release Trailer)
An aging ruler invites chaos when he divides his kingdom amongst his three sons in Akira Kurosawa's Japanese take on King Lear, Ran (1985).
(Movie Clip) Three Arrows
Director Akira Kurosawa switches daughters for sons and uses a Japanese parable of three arrows in place of Shakespeare's test of love, Lord Hidetori (more…)
(Movie Clip) We Are Lost!
Returned from a day of politicking with his sons, Hidetori (Tatsuya) takes a nap and awakens to find himself betrayed, as the action starts in Akira K (more…)
(Movie Clip) Lord And Master
Lady Sue (Yoshiko Miyazaki) taking on airs and pressing her husband Taro (Akira Terao), and along with The Fool (Shinnosuke Ikehata) angering Lord Hid (more…)
(Movie Clip) Opening, Hunt
The chilling opening scene, the hunt of a wild boar, from Ran, 1985, director Akira Kurosawa's interpretation of Shakespeare's King Lear, starring Tat (more…)

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  • Released: 1985
  • Rating: R
  • Review: At age 75, Akira Kurosawa, Japan's greatest living director, created one more magnificent work that will surely stand the test of time. In RAN, Kurosawa turned to Shakespeare for inspiration--as he had in THRONE OF BLOOD nearly 30 years before--and chose t… (more)

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