1985 / Japan/France / 160 min. / Colour
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu, Daisuke Ryu
*Ran is a Japanese word with a multiplicity of meanings including chaos, rebellion, revolt, disturbed and confused.
Kurosawa’s take on King Lear is his last epic and, for many, it’s also his most satisfying. Stunning cinematography; a magnificent score inspired by Mahler; Oscar-winning costumes; superb performances and a gripping, twisting narrative – this is the film Kurosawa always promised to make.