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Release Date: August 26, 1950

Year    :   1950
Slogan    :   «The husband, the wife… or the bandit?»
Genres    :   Crime, Drama, Mystery
Production Companies    :   Daiei Film
Director    :   Akira Kurosawa
Producers    :   Jingo Minoura, Masaichi Nagata
Writers    :   Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Ryūnosuke Akutagawa
RunTime    :   88 mins.
Budget    :   250000
Revenue    :   96568

Brimming with action while incisively examining the nature of truth, "Rashomon" is perhaps the finest film ever to investigate the philosophy of justice. Through an ingenious use of camera and flashbacks, Kurosawa reveals the complexities of human nature as four people recount different versions of the story of a man's murder and the rape of his wife.

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