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Continuing the season of great films celebrating 100 years of cinema, director Akira Kurosawa brings his mastery of the samurai epic to this spectacular transposition of King Lear to feudal Japan. Starring Tatsuya Nakadai

In Ran, meaning "Chaos", Hidetora, an aged warlord, plans to divide his land among his three sons. But the youngest, Saburo, incurs the old man's wrath. Before long, the heirs to the kingdom are at war and chaos reigns.
In Japanese with English subtitles. (1985)
See Films: pages 65-72 *****


Director: Akira Kurosawa
Lord Hidetora: Tatsuya Nakadai
Taro: Satoshi Terao
Jiro: Jinpachi Nezu
Saburo: Daisuke Ryu
Lady Kaede: Mieko Harada
The Fool: Peter
Kurogane: Hisashii Gawa
Tango: Masayuke Yui
Lady Sue: Yoshiko Miyazaki

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