Akira Kurosawa's Dreams


1h 59m 1990

Brief Synopsis

In eight dream sequences, the great Japanese director explores his preoccupations with matters of life, death and art.

Film Details

Also Known As
Dreams, Konna Yume Wo Mita, Los sueños de Akira Kurosawa, Reves
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Fantasy
Foreign
Release Date
1990
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Hokkaido, Japan

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 59m

Synopsis

A film based on eight of Kurosawa's dreams, ranging from the lyrical to the apocalyptic.

Cast

Toshihiko Nakano

Mie Suzuki

Akira Terao

Yuko Harada

Hisashi Igawa

Power Station Worker

Chosuke Ikariya

Yumi Ezaki

Rika Miyazawa

Kenji Fujita

Masami Ozeki

Kenzo Shirahama

Kumeko Otowa

Tatsunori Tokuhashi

Harumi Fujii

Yoko Hayashi

Catherine Cadou

Motoko Inagawa Office

Mitsuru Shibuya

Sakae Kimura

Masayuki Yui

Koichi Kase

Yasushige Turuoka

Ayako Honma

Sachiko Oguri

Sayuri Yoshioka

Tetsu Watanabe

Chishu Ryu

Masaru Sakurai

Kazue Nakanishi

Tetsuya Ito

Sumimaro Yochimi

Haruka Sugata

Shizuko Azuma

Ryujiro Oki

Michio Kida

Mayumi Kamimura

Masaki Enomoto

Koji Kanda

Machiko Ichihashi

Noriko Hayami

Yasuhiro Kajimoto

Kou Ishikawa

Miki Kado

Kumiko Ishizuka

Aya Ikaida

Akisato Yamada

Yuji Sawayama

Eiji Iida

Mayumi Ono

Yoshitaka Zushi

Mika Edaki

Masaki Sasaki

Yukimasa Natori

Takashi Odajima

Yuka Kojima

Shoichiro Sakata

Shin Tonomura

Miyuki Egawa

Hatsue Nishi

Akitoku Inaba

Maiko Okamoto

Yuko Ishiwa

Misato Tate

Shogo Tomomori

Hiroshi Miyasaka

Wasuke Izumi

Satoshi Hara

Kento Toriki

Osamu Yayama

Hideharu Takeda

Mika Ikeya

Hayakawa Productions

Mon Ota

Chika Yamabe

Akira Tashiro

Michio Hino

Asako Hirano

Shu Nakajima

Yoshie Kihira

Yukie Shimura

Toshie Negishi

Koichi Imamura

Masatoshi Miya

Junichi Kubozono

Setsuko Kawaguchi

Mugita Endo

Tanba Dojo

Chika Nishio

Toshiya Ito

Saburo Kadowaki

Megumi Hata

Torauemon Utazawa

Junpei Natsuki

Kokugakuin University

Sachio Sakai

Tessho Yamashita

Martin Scorsese

Hiroko Maki

Teruko Nakayama

Takashi Ito

Katsumi Naito

Himawari Theatre Group

Tadashi Okumura

Umiko Takahashi

Reiko Nanao

Yuko Matsumura

Nagamitsu Satake

Makoto Hasegawa

Sayuri Kobayashi

Yasuyuki Iwanaga

Masayo Mochida

Sakiko Yamamoto

Shizuka Isami

Takuju Masuda

Mai Watanabe

Naoto Shigemizu

Yumiko Miyata

Tomomi Yoshizawa

Hiroko Okuno

Ayaka Takahashi

Hiroto Tamura

Mitsuko Baisho

Shigeo Kato

Haruko Togo

Mitsuji Tsuwako

Hideto Aota

Goichi Nagatani

Ken Takemura

Miyako Kawana

Masato Goto

Mayuko Akashi

Keiki Takenouchi

Yasuhito Yamanaka

Mitsunori Isaki

Masuo Amada

Nana Yamakawa

Ryoko Kawai

Masumi Yoda

Machiko Terada

Sachiko Nakayama

Ryo Nagasawa

Yoshiko Maki

Mieko Harada

Megumi Sakai

Shigeru Edaki

Norio Takei

Motoyuki Higashimura

Michiko Kawada

Fujio Tokita

Crew

Hideto Aga

Assistant Editor

Tameyuki Aimi

Makeup

Jon Alexander

Camera Operator

Kenichi Benitani

Sound

Jil-sheree Bergin

Effects Coordinator

Barbara Brennan

Rotoscope Animator

Charles Canfield

Camera Operator

Jo Carson

Camera Operator

Wade Childress

Camera Operator

Terry Chostner

Camera Operator

Yukio Choya

Lighting Technician

Susan Adele Colletta

Post-Production Coordinator

Jonathan Crowe

Assistant

Jeff Doran

Camera Operator

Selwyn Eddy

Camera Operator

Ikuko Endo

Other

Vladimir Fedosev

Music Conductor

Yumiko Fujii

Hairdresser

Akira Fukuda

Wardrobe

Hisanori Furukawa

Lighting Technician

John Gazdik

Camera Assistant

Brian Gernand

Visual Effects

Michael Gleason

Editor

Reuben Goldberg

Pyrotechnics

Caroleen Green

Matte Painter

Koichi Hamamura

Set Decorator

Kazutami Hara

Photography

Daizaburo Harada

Photography

Mutsuhiro Harada

Photography

Michiyo Hata

Choreographer

Hiroshi Hattori

Camera Assistant

Kiyoharu Hayano

Assistant Director

Kyoko Heya

Art Assistant

Robert Hill

Camera Assistant

Takabumi Hirata

Camera Operator

Inoshiro Honda

Creative Consultant

Yuichi Horita

Grip

Shushin Hosoya

Production Assistant

Peg Hunter

Other

Paul Huston

Camera Operator

Hiroko Idetsu

Production Accountant

Hidehiro Igarashi

Camera Assistant

Hideho Iioka

Lighting Technician

Shin'ichiro Ikebe

Music

Toru Ikegaki

Transportation

Seikichi Ilizumi

Assistant Producer

Miyanobu Inori

Lighting Technician

Mike Y Inoue

Producer

Mikio Inoue

Photography

Soichi Inoue

Sound

Lee Colortran International

Lighting

Hiroshi Ishida

Camera Assistant

Mami Ishida

Props

Randy Johnson

Camera Assistant

Tadao Kanzaki

Technical Advisor

Dave Karpman

Other

Yamada Katsura

Wig Supplier

Yamada Katsura

Hair

Takashi Kawabata

Photography

Yoshiaki Kawai

Props

Tadatoshi Kitagawa

Lighting Technician

Hiroyuki Kitazawa

Camera Assistant

Takashi Kobayashi

Photography

Takashi Koizumi

Assistant Director

Masaharu Komatsuki

Transportation

Mitsu Kondo

Camera Assistant

Nariyuki Kondo

Art Assistant

Masahiko Kumada

Unit Manager

Akira Kurosawa

Screenplay

Hisao Kurosawa

Producer

Kazuko Kurosawa

Wardrobe

Allan H Liebert

Associate Producer

Tetsuji Maezawa

Other

Kenzo Masuda

Lighting

Shuji Matsumoto

Production Accountant

Kosuke Matsushima

Camera Assistant

Marghe Mcmahon

Visual Effects

Noriko Meharu

Negative Cutting

Noriaki Minami

Sound

Tome Minami

Editor

Tome Minami

Negative Cutting

Ichiro Minawa

Sound Effects

Isamu Miwano

Grip

Katsuhiro Miyaguchi

Titles

Michihisa Miyashige

Editor

Tokiko Mochizuki

Technical Advisor

Craig Mohegan

Other

Tim Morgan

Electrician

Nancy Morita

Camera Assistant

Claudia Mullaly

Art Director

Yoshiro Muraki

Production Designer

David Murphy

Electrician

Yoko Nagano

Wardrobe

Minoru Nakano

Visual Effects

Sakai Nakao

Hairdresser

Makoto Negishi

Camera Operator

Lori J Nelson

Other

Kunio Niwa

Unit Manager

Teruyo Nogami

Production Manager

Tomio Omata

Other

Vittorio Dalle Ore

Assistant Director

Magosaku Osada

Other

Shizuo Osada

Other

Satoshi Ota

Props

Yasuyoshi Ototake

Art Assistant

Ryusuke Otsubo

Assistant Editor

Mitsuru Otsuka

Wardrobe

Randy Ottenberg

Visual Effects

Ken Ralston

Visual Effects Supervisor

Charles Ray

Pyrotechnics

Tom Rosseter

Other

Masatoshi Saito

Sound Effects

Takao Saito

Cinematographer

Naohito Sakai

Assistant Director

Yuzuru Sakai

Props

Akira Sakuragi

Art Director

Makoto Sano

Lighting Technician

Norio Sano

Makeup

Takeji Sano

Lighting

Tetsuo Sawada

Lighting Technician

Wesley Seeds

Visual Effects

Yoshinori Sekiguchi

Camera Assistant

Yasuhisa Serizawa

Transportation

Satoshi Shimozawa

Production Assistant

Eben Stromquist

Visual Effects

Izuhiko Suehiro

Production Coordinator

Tsuyoshi Sugino

Assistant Director

Mark Sullivan

Visual Effects Supervisor

Akio Suzuki

Photography

Shigeo Suzuki

Camera Assistant

Yasunori Suzuki

Casting Associate

Sadamu Takahara

Grip

Yoshiya Takahashi

Photography

Takashi Takei

Transportation

Peter Takeuchi

Visual Effects

Takaya Takizawa

Other

Toru Tanaka

Assistant Director

Yukio Tanaka

Lighting

Kazuharu Tsuboi

Construction

Takeaki Tsukada

Matte Painter

Kimihiko Tsurugaya

Transportation

Satoshi Tsuyuki

Grip

Masaharu Ueda

Cinematographer

Shoshichiro Ueda

Makeup

Yusei Useugo

Matte Painter

Ichiro Utsuki

Construction

Keisuke Utsumi

Transportation

Emi Wada

Costume Designer

Kazutoshi Wadakura

Production Assistant

Kazushi Watanabe

Camera Assistant

Toshio Watanabe

Camera Assistant

Yosuke Yafune

Assistant Editor

Masahito Yano

Sound

Isao Yasui

Lighting Technician

Hiromasa Yonahara

Lighting Technician

Okihiro Yoneda

Assistant Director

Film Details

Also Known As
Dreams, Konna Yume Wo Mita, Los sueños de Akira Kurosawa, Reves
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Fantasy
Foreign
Release Date
1990
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Hokkaido, Japan

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 59m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

The Republic of Japan

Released in United States Summer August 24, 1990

Wide Release in United States September 14, 1990

Released in United States on Video March 20, 1991

Released in United States 1990

Released in United States June 8, 1990

Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (out of competition) August 23-September 3, 1990.

Shown at Sydney Film Festival June 8, 1990.

Began shooting January 1989.

"In the Village" from Caucasian Sketches Suite for Orchestra Opus 10 used in the film.

Film utilized High-Definition TV (HDTV) technology.

Released in United States Summer August 24, 1990

Wide Release in United States September 14, 1990

Released in United States on Video March 20, 1991

Released in United States 1990 (Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (out of competition) August 23-September 3, 1990.)

Released in United States June 8, 1990 (Shown at Sydney Film Festival June 8, 1990.)