Ran

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.
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Film Cast:

  • Lord Hidetora Ichimonji: Tatsuya Nakadai
  • Taro Takatora Ichimonji: Akira Terao
  • Jiro Masatora Ichimonji: Jinpachi Nezu
  • Saburo Naotora Ichimonji: Daisuke Ryû
  • Lady Kaede: Mieko Harada
  • Lady Sue: Yoshiko Miyazaki
  • Tsurumaru: Mansai Nomura
  • Shuri Kurogane: Hisashi Igawa
  • Kyoami: Shinnosuke Ikehata
  • Tango Hirayama: Masayuki Yui
  • Kageyu Ikoma: Kazuo Katô
  • Shumenosuke Ogura: Norio Matsui
  • Mondo Naganuma: Toshiya Ito
  • Fujimaki’s General: Heihachiro Suzuki
  • Samon Shirane: Kenji Kodama
  • Kaede’s lady in waiting: Haruko Tôgô
  • Hideota’s concubine: Reiko Nanjo
  • Sue’s lady in waiting: Tokie Kanda
  • Hidetora’s concubine: Sawako Kochi
  • Sue’s lady in waiting: Kumeko Otowa
  • Koyota Hatakeyama: Takeshi Katō
  • Seiji Ayabe: Jun Tazaki
  • Nobuhiro Fujimaki: Hitoshi Ueki
  • …: Takao Zushi
  • …: Yoshitaka Zushi
  • …: Tetsuo Yamashita
  • …: Akihiko Sugizaki
  • …: Masaaki Sasaki
  • (uncredited): Satoru Fukasaku
  • Foot soldier (uncredited): Susumu Terajima

Film Crew:

  • Editor: Akira Kurosawa
  • Screenplay: Hideo Oguni
  • Writer: William Shakespeare
  • Assistant Director: Ishirō Honda
  • Costume Design: Emi Wada
  • Production Design: Yoshirô Muraki
  • Director of Photography: Asakazu Nakai
  • Writer: Masato Ide
  • Producer: Serge Silberman
  • Mix Technician: Claude Villand
  • Production Manager: Ulrich Picard
  • Original Music Composer: Toru Takemitsu
  • Production Manager: Satoru Iseki
  • Producer: Masato Hara
  • Director of Photography: Takao Saitō
  • Director of Photography: Shôji Ueda
  • Production Coordinator: Hisao Kurosawa
  • Assistant Director: Takashi Koizumi
  • Executive Producer: Katsumi Furukawa
  • Production Manager: Teruyo Nogami
  • Assistant Director: Okihiro Yoneda
  • Production Manager: Takashi Ōhashi
  • Unit Production Manager: Tsutomu Sakurai
  • Unit Production Manager: Masayuki Motomochi
  • Production Design: Shinobu Muraki
  • Sound mixer: Jean-Marc Lentretien
  • Assistant Director: Bernard Cohn
  • Sound Recordist: Fumio Yanoguchi
  • Gaffer: Takeji Sano
  • Assistant Director: Ichiro Yamamoto

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