Ran * (1985)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
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 Sue
Takashi Nomura Tsurumaru
Hisashi Igawa Shuri Kurogane
Peter (I) Kyoami
Masayuki Yui Tango Hirayama
Movie Details
Genre Drama; War
Director Akira Kurosawa
Writer Masato Ide; Akira Kurosawa
Language JapaneseJapanese
Audience Rating RR
Running Time 160 mins
Country JapanJapan
Studio Wellspring
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Plot
Akira Kurosawa's brilliantly conceived re-telling of Shakespeare's King Lear magically mixes Japanese history, Shakespear's plot and Kurosawa's own feelings about loyalty in the epic masterpiece, RAN.
Set in the 16th century Japan, an aging ruler, Lord Hidetora, announces his intention to divide his land equally among three sons. This decision to step down unleashes a power struggle between the three, when Hidetora falls prey to the false flattery bestowed upon him by the two older sons and banishes the youngest when he speaks the truth. The ruthless betrayal ultimately drives the Hidetora insane, destroying his entire family and kingdom.
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Format DVDDVD
Region Region 1
Layers Single side, Single layer
Subtitles English
Audio Tracks JAPANESE: Dolby Digital Stereo

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