High and Low

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High and Low

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High and Low

Release Date: March 01, 1963

Year    :   1963
Slogan    :   «From Akira Kurosawa, director of "Yojimbo" and "Sanjuro" comes a tense, taut film of a modern "perfect crime" with more excitement than even Hitchcock could create.»
Genres    :   Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Production Companies    :   TOHO, Kurosawa Production
Director    :   Akira Kurosawa
Producers    :   Akira Kurosawa, Tomoyuki Tanaka, Ryūzō Kikushima, Hiroshi Nezu
Writers    :   Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Oguni, Evan Hunter, Ryūzō Kikushima, Eijirô Hisaita
RunTime    :   142 mins.
Budget    :   250000

A shoe company executive who has mortgaged everything he has becomes a victim of extortion when his chauffeur's son is kidnapped and is conflicted over whether he should pay the ransom.

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