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Akira Kurosawa

Directed by Akira Kurosawa, "Ran" is an Action/Drama/War film, released on September 27 of 1985 in the USA , starring Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu, Daisuke Ryu, Mieko Harada and Yoshiko Miyazaki.

Who directed "Ran":

Ran was directed by Akira Kurosawa, a Japanese writer, director, and producer.

Before Ran, Akira Kurosawa had directed Kagemusha, released in 1980, Dersu Uzala (1975), Tengoku to jigoku (1963), Yojimbo (1961), Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru (1960), and Donzoko (1957). Since, he directed Dreams, released in 1990, Madadayo (1993).

What was the release date of "Ran":

Ran was initally released in the United States on Friday, September 27, 1985. Also released on this day were La Mort de Mario Ricci (dir. Claude Goretta), The Journey of Natty Gann (dir. Jeremy Kagan), Maxie (dir. Paul Aaron), Invasion U.S.A. (dir. Joseph Zito), and Marie (dir. Roger Donaldson). This was thirty-three (33) years ago.

It has been released on Wednesday, September 18, 1985 in France; Thursday, April 10, 1986 in Germany; September, 1985 in Spain and on Saturday, June 01, 1985 in Japan.

Who is at the casting of "Ran":

At the casting of Ran we find Tatsuya Nakadai, previously seen in Final Yamato (1983) and Uchû senkan Yamato: Kanketsuhen (1983); Akira Terao (); Jinpachi Nezu (Kagemusha (1980)) [ more... ]

  • Tatsuya Nakadai, Jinpachi Nezu, Daisuke Ryu, Masayuki Yui, Norio Matsui and Takashi Watanabe also appeared in Kagemusha, released in 1980.
  • Hisashi Igawa and Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Mieko Harada, Yoshiko Miyazaki can also be seen in Ame agaru, released in 1999.
  • Toshiya Ito and Akira Terao, Mieko Harada, Hisashi Igawa, Masayuki Yui can also be seen in Dreams, released in 1990.
  • Akira Terao, Hisashi Igawa, Masayuki Yui and Norio Matsui can all be seen in Madadayo, released in 1993.
  • Hisashi Igawa and Akira Terao, Mieko Harada can be seen in Hanochi, released in 2004.
  • Tatsuya Nakadai, Kazuo Kato and Kenji Kodama also appeared together in Tengoku to jigoku, released in 1963.

What is the Storyline of "Ran":

According to Stephen Prince, Ran is "a relentless chronicle of base lust for power, betrayal of the father by his sons, and pervasive wars and murders that destroy all the main characters." It is a tale about the downfall of the once-powerful Ichimonji clan after its patriarch Hidetora decides to give control of his kingdom up to his three sons: Taro, Jiro, and Saburo. Taro, the eldest, will receive the prestigious First Castle and become leader of the Ichimonji clan, while Jiro and Saburo will be [...]

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