Ran

Japan, 1985

Film
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Set in 16th century Japan, an ageing ruler, Lord Hidetora attempts to peacefully divide his hard-won Kingdom among his three sons. Then ruthless ambition, evil plots woven by scheming advisers, and Hidetora’s own past savagery combine to spawn a whirlwind of chaos. It drives the old man insane, shatters his Kingdom and destroys his family. A visually extraordinary weaving of plot strands from “King Lear” with a Japanese folk legend. “Ran” translates as “Chaos”.

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Credits

director

Akira Kurosawa

co-producer

Masato Haro

Serge Silberman

Duration

02:33:00:00

Production places
Japan
Production dates
1985

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

324174

Language

Japanese

Audience classification

PG

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

Wikidata

Q565231

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