Kurosawa


1h 55m 2001

Brief Synopsis

Akira Kurosawa (1910-1998) was, undoubtedly, one of the greatest directors in the history of Japanese cinema, whose work was acclaimed throughout the world. From "Rashomon" (1950) through "Seven Samurai" (1954) to his late masterpiece "Ran" (1985), Kurosawa produced one of the most important and inf

Film Details

Release Date
2001

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 55m

Synopsis

Akira Kurosawa (1910-1998) was, undoubtedly, one of the greatest directors in the history of Japanese cinema, whose work was acclaimed throughout the world. From "Rashomon" (1950) through "Seven Samurai" (1954) to his late masterpiece "Ran" (1985), Kurosawa produced one of the most important and influential bodies of work in the history of filmmaking. This is a biographical documentary about the man and his career. The film features remarkable archival footage of Kurosawa talking about his work and also some fascinating glimpses of him on set, shooting a number of his most acclaimed films. These are combined with contemporary interviews with friends and associates of Kurosawa's, members of his cast and crew, respected academics and famous admirers, such as Clint Eastwood and George Lucas. As a result, we are given perhaps the most comprehensive portrait of Kurosawa ever to be made.

Film Details

Release Date
2001

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 55m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 2001

Released in United States November 2001

Shown at London Film Festival (Treasures from the Archives) November 7-22, 2001.

DigiBeta digital video

Released in United States 2001

Broadcast in United Kingdom over BBC as part of the program "BBC Arena" January 2002.

Released in United States November 2001 (Shown at London Film Festival (Treasures from the Archives) November 7-22, 2001.)