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The husband, the wife… or the bandit?
Aug 26, 1950 1h 28m
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Brimming with action while incisively examining the nature of truth, "Rashomon" is perhaps the finest film ever to investigate the philosophy of justice. Through an ingenious use of camera and flashbacks, Kurosawa reveals the complexities of human nature as four people recount different versions of the story of a man's murder and the rape of his wife.

Title Rashomon
Companies Daiei Film
Countries Japan
Keywords japan, rape, samurai, rain, woodcutter, medium, sunlight, court case, dying and death, court, truth, criminal, based on short story, multiple perspectives