Movie House Memories

Rashômon (1950)

Episode #131

Daiei Motion Picture Company released Rashomon to theaters on August 25, 1950. Akira Kurosawa directed the film which starred Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, and Masayuki Mori.

‘Rashomon’ Movie Summary

Rashomon begins as heavy rain pours monotonously out of a dark sky. Under Kyoto’s once-glorious front gate, a poor woodcutter and a faithful priest gather around a feeble campfire to share their take on a mysterious murder with a wet commoner. Out in a lush bamboo forest, a valiant samurai died as the hands of the notorious bandit, Tajomaru. He then sexually assaulted the dead man’s wife. Before court and through a series of flashbacks, four strikingly different points-of-view inextricably interweave with half-truths, cover-ups, and the supernatural, to further blur the lines between memory and fact. Who is the evil-doer behind this intricate tale? In the end, only your personal perspective and bias can decide.

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Daiei Motion Picture Company released Rashomon to theaters on August 25, 1950. Akira Kurosawa directed the film which starred Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, and Masayuki Mori.

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Eddie
4 years ago

The American remake of this, The Outrage, is worth a look. Paul Newman plays the Mifune character.

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