Release : 1985-06-01
Genre : Action, Drama, History
Runtime : 160 minutes
Company : Nippon Herald Films, Greenwich Film Productions, Herald Ace
Cast : Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu, Daisuke Ryû, Mieko Harada, Yoshiko Miyazaki
Language : ja
The Greatest Shakespeare Film
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.