Rashômon (1950)

Too Cruel

The Wife (Machiko Kyô) tells the court what drove her to murder her husband, the Samurai (Masayuki Mori), after she was raped by a bandit.

Directed by Akira Kurosawa.

Released in 1950 by Criterion.

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  • character-type: Wife
  • character-type: Husband
  • character-type: Murderer
  • action: Torture
  • action: Stab
  • action: Beg
  • action: Cry
  • action: Watch
  • action: Kill
  • editors-choice: Break-Ups
  • primary-genre: Drama
  • primary-genre: Foreign
  • secondary-genre: Dramas
  • secondary-genre: Foreign Movies
  • secondary-genre: Japanese Movies
  • secondary-genre: Foreign Dramas
  • secondary-genre: Crime Dramas
  • mood: Emotional
  • mood: Dark
  • primary-occasion: Other
  • secondary-occasion: Divorce
  • prop: Rope
  • prop: Knife
  • setting: Forest
  • setting: Woods
  • theme: Hatred
  • theme: Sex / Sensuality
  • theme: Gender
  • theme: Life and Death
  • theme: Guilt
  • actor: Machiko Kyô
  • actor: Masayuki Mori
  • director: Akira Kurosawa
  • producer: Masaichi Nagata
  • producer: Minoru Jingo
  • cinematographer: Kazuo Miyagawa
  • composer: Fumio Hayasaka
  • editor: Akira Kurosawa
  • production-designer: Takashi Matsuyama
  • role-name: Masako Kanazawa
  • role-name: Takehiro Kanazawa
  • screenwriter: Ryunosuke Akutagawa
  • screenwriter: Shinobu Hashimoto
  • screenwriter: Akira Kurosawa
  • year: 1950
  • studio: Criterion