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Ran
Ran-dvd.jpg
US DVD cover
Directed by Akira Kurosawa
Produced by Masato Hara
Serge Silberman
Written by Play:
William Shakespeare
Screenplay:
Akira Kurosawa
Hideo Oguni
Masato Ide
Music by Toru Takemitsu
Cinematography Asakazu Nakai
Takao Saito
Masaharu Ueda
Editing by Akira Kurosawa
Distributed by Toho
Released June 1, 1985
Running time 160 min.
IMDb profile
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Ran () is a 1985 Japanese film based on William Shakespeare's King Lear and directed by Akira Kurosawa.

Plot[]

In the 16th century Lord Hidetora decides to retire and divide his kingdom among his three sons. When one of the sons objects to this, warning that the other two sons will fight for control instead of being content with what they are given, he is banished. However, he ends up being right in his prediction and an epic war ensues, eventually driving Lord Hidetora mad.

Cast[]

  • Tatsuya Nakadai ... Lord Hidetora Ichimonji
  • Akira Terao ... Taro Takatora Ichimonji
  • Jinpachi Nezu ... Jiro Masatora Ichimonji
  • Daisuke Ryu ... Saburo Naotora Ichimonji
  • Mieko Harada ... Lady Kaede
  • Yoshiko Miyazaki ... Lady Sué
  • Hisashi Igawa ... Shuri Kurogane
  • Peter ... Kyoami
  • Masayuki Yui ... Tango Hirayama
  • Kazuo Kato ... Kageyu Ikoma
  • Norio Matsui ... Shumenosuke Ogura
  • Toshiya Ito ... Mondo Naganuma
  • Kenji Kodama ... Samon Shirane
  • Takashi Watanabe
  • Mansai Nomura ... Tsurumaru
  • Takeshi Katō ... Koyata Hatakeyama
  • Jun Tazaki ... Seiji Ayabe
  • Hitoshi Ueki ... Nobuhiro Fujimaki
  • Takao Zushi
  • Yoshitaka Zushi
  • Tetsuo Yamashita
  • Akihiko Sugizaki
  • Masaaki Sasaki
  • Yoshimitsu Yamaguchi
  • Masuo Amada
  • Masaru Sakurai
  • Sakae Kimura
  • Ryojiro Oki
  • Hanbei Kawai
  • Ryo Nagasawa
  • Yuichi Hibi
  • Tokie Kanda ... Sué's lady in waiting
  • Sawako Kochi ... Hidetora's concubine
  • Reiko Nanjo ... Hidetora's concubine
  • Kumeko Otowa ... Sué's lady in waiting
  • Heihachiro Suzuki ... Fujimaki's General
  • Haruko Tōgō ... Kaede's lady in waiting

External links[]

  • Ran at Wikipedia
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