Director: Akira Kurosawa
Cast: Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori
Genre: drama, crime
Runtime: 88 min.
The rape of a bride and the murder of her samurai husband are recalled from the perspectives of a bandit, the bride, the samurai's ghost and a woodcutter.
Awards & Festivals:
Academy Awards, USA – Nominee Oscar (Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White), Honorary Award Japan (Voted by the Board of Governors as the most outstanding foreign language film)
BAFTA Awards, Nominee – Best Film from any Source
Venice Film Festival – Winner Golden Lion, Winner Italian Film Critics Award
Mainichi Film Concours – Best Actress
Blue Ribbon Awards – Best Screenplay
Directors Guild of America, USA – Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures