Ran

Ran

Directed by Akira Kurosawa • 1985 • Japan
Starring Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu

With RAN, legendary director Akira Kurosawa reimagines Shakespeare’s “King Lear” as a singular historical epic set in sixteenth-century Japan. Majestic in scope, the film is Kurosawa’s late-life masterpiece, a profound examination of the folly of war and the crumbling of one family under the weight of betrayal, greed, and the insatiable thirst for power.

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Ran
  • Ran

    Directed by Akira Kurosawa • 1985 • Japan
    Starring Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu

    With RAN, legendary director Akira Kurosawa reimagines Shakespeare’s “King Lear” as a singular historical epic set in sixteenth-century Japan. Majestic in scope, the film is Kurosawa’s late-life mas...

Extras

  • RAN Commentary

    This commentary feautres Stephen Prince, author of “The Warrior’s Camera: The Cinema of Akira Kurosawa.”

  • Sidney Lumet on RAN

    Sidney Lumet, the director of such classic as 12 ANGRY MEN (1957), LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT (1962), THE PAWNBROKER (1964), SERPICO (1973), DOG DAY AFTERNOON (1975), and NETWORK (1976), among many others, discusses Akira Kurosawa and his achievement in RAN. He was interviewed in New York City...

  • A.K.

    Director Chris Marker, best known as an originator of the essay-film format and for his singular works LA JETÉE (1962) and SANS SOLEIL (1983), was given unprecedented access to Akira Kurosawa on the slopes of Mount Fuji. The result in an insightful portrait of a master filmmaker at work.

  • Tatsuya Nakadai

    Tatsuya Nakadai acted in seven of Akira Kurosawa’s films and portrayed Hidetora in RAN. This interview was conducted in Tokyo in May 2005.

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