A.K.


1h 11m 1985

Brief Synopsis

A portrait of director Akira Kurosawa's ethos and process. We not only observe the man behind the camera but also the action happening in front of it. In particular, here, we follow Kurosawa while filming his ambitious medieval Japanese take on Shakespeare's "King Lear".

Film Details

Also Known As
A.K. the Making of RAN, Kurosawa Akira
Release Date
1985
Production Company
Greenwich Film Productions; Greenwich Film Productions; Herald Ace Inc
Distribution Company
Orion Classics; Virgin Vision
Location
Mount Fuji, Japan

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 11m

Synopsis

A portrait of director Akira Kurosawa's ethos and process. We not only observe the man behind the camera but also the action happening in front of it. In particular, here, we follow Kurosawa while filming his ambitious medieval Japanese take on Shakespeare's "King Lear".

Film Details

Also Known As
A.K. the Making of RAN, Kurosawa Akira
Release Date
1985
Production Company
Greenwich Film Productions; Greenwich Film Productions; Herald Ace Inc
Distribution Company
Orion Classics; Virgin Vision
Location
Mount Fuji, Japan

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 11m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter January 29, 1986

Film was made on the set of Akira Kurosawa's "Ran" about the making of that movie.

commentary English

Released in United States Winter January 29, 1986