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Directed by:
Akira Kurosawa

Released on December 26 of 1951 in the USA, "Rashômon" (also known as "Rashomon", "Rashomon - Das Lustwäldchen", "Rasho-Mon") is a Crime/Drama/Mystery/Thriller film directed and written by Akira Kurosawa , starring Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura, Minoru Chiaki and Kichijiro Ueda.

The husband, the wife...or the bandit?

Who directed "Rashômon":

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

Before making Rashômon, Akira Kurosawa had directed Yoidore tenshi, released in 1948, Zoku Sugata Sanshiro (1945). Since, he directed Ikiru, released in 1952, Seven Samurai (1954), Shichinin no samurai (1954), Ikimono no kiroku (1955), Kumonosu jô (1957), and Donzoko (1957).

What was the release date of "Rashômon":

Rashmon was first released on Wednesday, December 26, 1951, in the United States.. This was sixty-seven (67) years ago.

It has been released on Sunday, May 18, 1952 in France; Saturday, October 04, 1952 in Germany; September, 1951 in Italy and on Friday, August 25, 1950 in Japan.

What is the casting of "Rashômon":

At the casting of Rashômon we find Toshirô Mifune, previously seen in Yoidore tenshi (1948); Machiko Kyô (Ugetsu monogatari (1953), Jigokumon (1953)); Masayuki Mori (Zoku Sugata Sanshiro (1945)) [ more... ]

  • Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Minoru Chiaki, Kichijiro Ueda, Fumiko Honma and Daisuke Katô can also be seen in Shichinin no samurai, released in 1954.
  • Daisuke Katô and Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Minoru Chiaki, Kichijiro Ueda, Fumiko Honma also appeared together in Miyamoto Musashi kanketsuhen: kettô Ganryûjima, released in 1956.
  • Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Minoru Chiaki, Kichijiro Ueda and Fumiko Honma also appeared in Ikimono no kiroku, released in 1955.
  • Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Fumiko Honma and Daisuke Katô also appeared together in Yojimbo, released in 1961.
  • Takashi Shimura, Minoru Chiaki, Fumiko Honma and Daisuke Katô can all be seen in Ikiru, released in 1952.
  • Fumiko Honma and Takashi Shimura, Minoru Chiaki, Kichijiro Ueda can also be seen in Seven Samurai, released in 1954.
  • Daisuke Katô and Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Kichijiro Ueda also appeared in Nippon tanjo, released in 1959.
  • Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Minoru Chiaki and Kichijiro Ueda can all be seen in Kumonosu jô, released in 1957.
  • Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura and Kichijiro Ueda can be seen in Osaka jo monogatari, released in 1961.
  • Toshirô Mifune, Masayuki Mori and Takashi Shimura can all be seen in Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru, released in 1960.
  • Minoru Chiaki and Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura can be seen in Tengoku to jigoku, released in 1963.
  • Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura and Daisuke Katô can be seen in Chushingura - Hana no maki yuki no maki, released in 1962.
  • Kichijiro Ueda and Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori also appeared together in Ugetsu monogatari, released in 1953.
  • Kichijiro Ueda and Toshirô Mifune, Minoru Chiaki also appeared in Donzoko, released in 1957.

What is the Storyline of "Rashômon":

The film opens on a woodcutter (; Kikori) and a priest (; Tabi H?shi) sitting beneath Rash?mon gate to stay dry in a downpour. A commoner joins them and they tell him that they've witnessed a disturbing story, which they then begin recounting to him. The woodcutter claims he found the body of a murdered samurai three days earlier while looking for wood in the forest; upon discovering the body, he says, he fled in a panic to notify the authorities. The priest says that he saw the samurai and [...]

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