The Bad Sleep Well

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The Bad Sleep Well

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The Bad Sleep Well

Release Date: September 15, 1960

Year    :   1960
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Genres    :   Crime, Drama, Thriller
Production Companies    :   TOHO, Kurosawa Production
Director    :   Akira Kurosawa
Producers    :   Akira Kurosawa, Tomoyuki Tanaka
Writers    :   Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni, Ryūzō Kikushima, Eijirô Hisaita
RunTime    :   150 mins.

In this loose adaptation of "Hamlet," illegitimate son Kôichi Nishi climbs to a high position within a Japanese corporation and marries the crippled daughter of company vice president Iwabuchi. At the reception, the wedding cake is a replica of their corporate headquarters, but an aspect of the design reminds the party of the hushed-up death of Nishi's father. It is then that Nishi unleashes his plan to avenge his father's death.

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