Rashômon (1950)

Shame Worse Than Death

In the Bandit’s version of events, after being raped, the Wife (Machiko Kyô) begs the Bandit (Toshirô Mifune) to fight her husband, the Samurai (Masayuki Mori).

Directed by Akira Kurosawa.

Released in 1950 by Criterion.

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  • character-type: Femme Fatale
  • character-type: Criminal
  • character-type: Knight
  • character-type: Wife
  • character-type: Husband
  • character-type: Thief
  • action: Beg
  • action: Kill
  • action: Fight
  • editors-choice: Sword Fights
  • 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: Exciting
  • mood: Violent
  • mood: Dark
  • prop: Rope
  • prop: Sword
  • setting: Forest
  • setting: Woods
  • theme: Disloyalty
  • theme: Sex / Sensuality
  • theme: Gender
  • theme: Life and Death
  • actor: Machiko Kyô
  • actor: Masayuki Mori
  • actor: Toshirô Mifune
  • 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
  • role-name: Tajômaru
  • screenwriter: Ryunosuke Akutagawa
  • screenwriter: Shinobu Hashimoto
  • screenwriter: Akira Kurosawa
  • year: 1950
  • studio: Criterion