The Idiot

  • 1951
  • 2 HR 45 MIN
  • NR
  • Drama

A rare failure from Kurosawa, whose devotion to the Dostoyevski novel The Idiot spelled doom for this project. By cramming a Russian cultural sensibility unchanged into a Japanese context (the two cultures are diametrically opposed), Kurosawa drains the material of any relevance and confuses its direction and purpose. Mori stars as a soldier who returns...read more

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