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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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).
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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…)

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