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Ran

Ran

The Greatest Shakespeare Film.
Jun 01, 1985 2h 40m
8.1
1039 votes

Synopsis

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.

Title Ran
Companies Nippon Herald Films, Greenwich Film Production, Herald Ace, Toho Co.
Countries Japan, France
Keywords assassination, gun, castle, kingdom, greed, heir to the throne, epic, revenge, descent into madness, seppuku, inheritance fight, ruins, king lear, feudal japan, black widow, hopelessness
Tatsuya Nakadai

Tatsuya Nakadai

Lord Hidetora Ichimonji
Akira Terao

Akira Terao

Taro Takatora Ichimonji
Jinpachi Nezu

Jinpachi Nezu

Jiro Masatora Ichimonji
Daisuke Ryû

Daisuke Ryû

Saburo Naotora Ichimonji
Mieko Harada

Mieko Harada

Lady Kaede
Hisashi Igawa

Hisashi Igawa

Shuri Kurogane
Masayuki Yui

Masayuki Yui

Tango Hirayama
Kazuo Katô

Kazuo Katô

Kageyu Ikoma
Norio Matsui

Norio Matsui

Shumenosuke Ogura
Toshiya Ito

Toshiya Ito

Mondo Naganuma
Heihachiro Suzuki

Heihachiro Suzuki

Fujimaki's General
Kenji Kodama

Kenji Kodama

Samon Shirane
Haruko Tôgô

Haruko Tôgô

Kaede's lady in waiting
Reiko Nanjo

Reiko Nanjo

Hideota's concubine
Tokie Kanda

Tokie Kanda

Sue's lady in waiting
Sawako Kochi

Sawako Kochi

Hidetora's concubine
Kumeko Otowa

Kumeko Otowa

Sue's lady in waiting
Takeshi Katō

Takeshi Katō

Koyota Hatakeyama
Jun Tazaki

Jun Tazaki

Seiji Ayabe
Hitoshi Ueki

Hitoshi Ueki

Nobuhiro Fujimaki
Satoru Fukasaku

Satoru Fukasaku

(uncredited)
Susumu Terajima

Susumu Terajima

Foot soldier (uncredited)