Japan, XVI century. The aging leader announces Hidetora section of his possessions among his three sons. Deceived by false assurances of loyalty to the two older sons, Hidetora banishes the youngest, dared to assert that the decision of the father will bring destruction on their whole race. The victim of a treacherous betrayal, Hidetora deprived of reason, and his successors begins a ruthless fratricidal war...

  • Akira Kurosawa

Release Date: 1985-09-18
IMDb icon 8.2/10
  • Country: FR, JP
  • Language: Japanese
  • Budget: $11,500,000
  • Revenue: Cumulative Worldwide $4,160,924
Juditha Charpentier
09 May 2015 | 03:49

Hidetora, the feudal ruler of medieval Japan collects the sons, to declare to them his will. He wants to go on peace and to divide his possessions among heirs. The head of the clan, he shall appoint the eldest son Taro. The youngest son of Saburo raises elderly father to laugh when he says that his children must hold on to each friend to strengthen the power of the clan. "Yes, all 're beating each other up!" — tells Saburo and declares his father insane. So he gets in favor. But over time, old Hidetora discovers that Saburo was right. Very quickly he finds that has voluntarily deprived of almost all privileges. Dealing visit the eldest son, Taro, he humiliation should sit below it. And being in guests middle son Jiro, he is forced to sign in to without protection that too humiliating. Giraud was born just a year later Tarot and, of course, sees himself as the head of the clan. So start strife, and old Hidetora losing his mind.

In the film, Kurosawa's Shakespearean passions boil. All the emotions of the limit, the behavior of the characters is archetypal, and experience is universal. Even the plot of the film imbued with the spirit of the middle ages. It is the cause the reason for the unbearable humiliation, and the wiles of women, subjugates power man and pursuing only their own goals, and a fratricidal war, and the antics of the jester, which allowed what is not allowed to rest. But there is a place not only the bare manifestation of madness, which would end the play by Shakespeare. Kurosawa is crazy how would extend, resulting Hidetora to paradoxical conclusions. There is a total reassessment of values and the change of poles. That before Hidetora revered as the daring disregard its dignity, now accepted them as the ultimate meaning of life, and that is why he decided on a move that would not made in mind — return to the rebellious Saburo. And the happy to accept the father, realizing that he finally realized it. It is a pity that the war does not spare anyone and are not destined Saburo become the new head of the clan. Therefore, the life of any and all exceptions are the heroes of this film as would have given in the possession of the forces of chaos, over they have no power.

The conclusion, which tries timidly to voice Director, is to attempt of rebellion. Although this is not so much a struggle against the divine forces as refusing to recognize them and their goodness. All the story told in"Wounds" is how would be a springboard for this conclusion. If the gods allow the foolishness of men, then they are not can be. However, it is unclear whether to be comforted in this conclusion.

8 from 10

Isabel Abert
08 March 2011 | 01:22

"Ran" (Chaos/Turmoil) — definitely one of the best films of Akira Kurosawa. Ten years the great master of cinema thought through every scene of this without marked samurai drama. Specially for film was built equivalent of the medieval castle (put on the slaughter of the fire), made over a thousand costumes involved two hundred trained horses. Kurosawa wanted to make a truly ambitious film, and it is found.

- Easy to break one arrow, but three together can not break so simple. (C)

Thought so Lchimonji Hidetora, the ruthless feudal Lord of a bloody era of Sengoku, when handed over the reins of his lands to three sons in my eldest son Taro. But raised in the brutality of the samurai is not able to love for my own father, only flattery in their mouths, and eyes — the lust for power. Only the youngest son of Saburo, while maintaining fidelity to the father, tries to open an eye on the recklessness of the venture with the transfer of power. But Hidetora hears in the words of the younger son only envy and deny it. This film — interpretation of Shakespeare's "King Lear", shifted in the realities of the feudal era of Japan. Kurosawa on the truth is a brilliant Director who knows how to subtly weave the legends of other peoples in the unique and neither an similar culture of its native country.

- In crazy world reasonable a lunatic. (C)

One of the main features of the film is the unsurpassed acting. Especially the gorgeous lead actor Tatsuya Nakadai. His role — a vivid example of how you go on the set, passing with your hero story all the way. The shrill wild look of crazed Hidetora causes goose bumps on the skin of the viewer. Confident and bright Nakadai moved on this role from strong samurai, an offended father, and to perfect crazy. Yes, it is "perfect", because his brain fog is one of the brightest in the history of cinema. Other actors like to keep height this probably lies in the merit of a skilled Director who knows that he wants his film.

a Real warrior never runs from the field of battle to your woman! (C)

Two girls whose parents were once killed by the cruel Hidetora as two drops of a different liquid, similar manner completely different at its core. Kaede, the wife of the eldest son, the whole life bears the hatred of the family of Lchimonji, which has become and her family, but not replacing native. Kaede cruel and power-hungry, she alternately dominates for itself will fighting for power of the province, brothers. No wonder one of the generals of the middle brother Jiro compares this woman the Kitsune (Fox-werewolf), because she plans to enjoy a cold dish of revenge, plunging all around chaos. The complete opposite of her is the wife of the middle brother, the quiet girl at the name is Sue. Years, was killed in her hatred of his bloody father-in-law, and belief in the forgiving Buddha strengthened the power of the spirit. These two images are introduced by Kurosawa as the antipodes, a demonstration of the difference between the characters of the people who experienced the same grief.

Yes that I attached to this old man? If stone, you are sitting, starts to roll down the slope, it is necessary to him more to jump, otherwise you'll share its fate. (C)

As in Shakespeare's play, in the film is a very important character is the fool. He is not just a fool with a right of publicity, and far wiser person than many of those whom he serves. Subtly noticing every little thing, the fool veiled, but sometimes obviously, makes fun of his master and his entourage. Not the fun's sake, but in order to push them on the right path. Hidetora not heed the warnings of the jester, and soon is similar to fool, lost in their own memories and thoughts. Jester is with his master in the whole picture, as not daring to leave him even when the despair passes all reasonable limits. The role of the jester, performed by Peter, is undoubtedly the second skills this picture.

Not blasphemy! The gods do not can save us;from ourselves! (C)

Events in "Chaos" developed by the principle of continuous discharge, no wonder Kurosawa periodically shows in the frame the sky, sometimes there are small first, light clouds, and later sinking in black clouds. We should also mention the scene of the capture and burning of the castle, which is not out of memory after viewing, leaving the brightest impressions, ripped from mostly blood-red hues. The main idea of the Director was that this battle scene devoid of sound. Not hear any of cries of the dying, nor the shots of guns, nor the whistle of swords, only a shrill and dismal melody accompanies this fascinating scene. Then another long remember crawling in dirt and bristling with arrows, warriors, concubines, killing each other, the soldier holding in his own hand, by another hand, chopped off with a sword. And deserted from heartache the face of big Lchimonji, sitting motionless in the middle of a burning castle, is the climax of the ensuing round of hell.

Kurosawa is perhaps best illustrated by the return of all the crimes. Wandering through the castle, personally ruined the once great Prince Hidetora wonders — why it done? All the events that fall in the old man's head in the course of the narrative, only the result of its own policies, not in left the hearts of others no shares of compassion.

Conclusion: a Definite masterpiece of cinematography. Stunning and large-scale scenes, impeccable acting. This great film received only one Oscar for the costume design. The award for best Director Kurosawa not received, even though he undoubtedly deserves it, and it is "Ran".

Of 10 10.

Kalli Sterner
31 August 2015 | 04:45

Great works of art are distinguished by a deep creative thought. But the idea is still need to realize, sometimes it takes half a lifetime. Akira Kurosawa was preparing the embodiment of his idea, which would become a picture of the "Wounds", for many years. Only one storyboard Kurosawa drew for ten years. To the beginning of filming, he was far from over seventy. Removing the "Wounds", it is almost blind. But the master knew what persists. In the garden of his mind, among other lush trees, blooming acacia grandiose ideas on lethality of vanity.

The tragedy of Akira Kurosawa about the collapse of the once strong family clan Ichimatsu is not primarily affects the scale of the war scenes, not decoration locations and not a luxury marked by the Oscar outfits. "RAS" or"Strife" — this longing for the ideal, high-pitched melody that became the anthem of the struggle with greed and betrayal.

"Happiness in ignorance", — explains the frenzy of the court jester. Three-quarters of a century have happily lived the great Prince Hidetora: proudly rules, expanded their land, get rid of competitors, glorify the family name, created a great dynasty. All focused on it. It was afraid before him I admire him. But it is the moment, when the old wolf missed, gave a weak — showed sentimentality, excessive concern, fatherly love. At this ignorance is ended, the old man learned the whole truth — whom he brought as actually for him are close. Here in his life was hell, and bowl once a strong family gave a treacherous crevasse. It would seem indisputable the Eastern tradition, ancient Japanese ties of family and respect a senior, collapsed in an instant. The main tragic mood of the story in the trampling of values, the violation of the sacred canons.

There is nothing uglier than internecine strife. Have Kurosawa strife, woven from the host of the bloody events, was echoed by such deep mental anguish that impossible not to like. All sink in the mournful sounds of the flute — the sinister accompaniment of the anguish of a broken vile sons of the father. You have the sense of tone — the sun becomes suddenly red, desert black, and the main character face dead white. In the hands of a master nature is transformed in the tool. Thunderstorm here symbolizes the madness, scorching rays — despair.

Does not happen to the end of bad or good characters — there are mediocre writers. Kurosawa masterfully drawn with characters reminds us that even native people sometimes — not what you seem. Some images in "the Wound" cartoon, staying at the entire plot in the lower or higher points in cunning and loyalty. But Akira-San isn't imagine the simplest categories, and in particular the account is variable, not clear human nature from him in frame — unfathomable in its complexity and unpredictability are facts of life.

The "Wounds" not creates no illusions and does not answer. As it should be a true work of art, it only declares the problem. The viewer himself needs to find a solution, reply to the eternal question. But, without leaving the ready-made answers, "Healing" leads to purify. The highest point of enlightenment paintings — insight Hidetora, the father of the family, the owner of the land and a great tyrant. It awareness of their own mistakes, it pain as a result of his death — leave a sense of faith. No wonder the image of the Great Buddha — last thing we see in the frame.

"Genius is associated for me perspective, light. If not perspectives, no drama exit it. Here than in particular bad demagogic propaganda paintings. A great demagogic deception of the art (in his own speeches!), it the illusion is enclosed in other: after the man through a dramatic, tragic situation through the hopelessness - give it output quiet joy the state of hope," — Andrei Tarkovsky.

How much has Ran made?
Commercial tv-show fees worldwide today are Cumulative Worldwide $4,160,924.
How much did it cost to make Ran?
According to various sources, the cost of producing the tv-show was at least $11,500,000.
Who is the director of the movie Ran?
This tv-show was directed by Akira Kurosawa.
What is the genre of Ran?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Action, Drama, Best Action Movies, Best War Movies.
Who starred in Ran?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu, Daisuke Ryû, Mieko Harada.
What is Ran IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 8.2.
When was Ran released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 1985-09-18.