Rent Red Beard (1965)

4.1 of 5 from 97 ratings
2h 52min
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Synopsis:
Red Beard, the last and most ambitious of Kurosawa's collaborations with Toshiro Mifune, marks the end of one of the most remarkable actor-director relationships in the history of cinema. Toshiro Mifune plays a commanding but humane doctor in a rural clinic in late 19th-century Japan. An idle and socially ambitious intern (Yuzo Kayama) arrives at the clinic and discovers the meaning of responsibility, first to oneself and then to others. This intimate epic - and offbeat social drama - boldly mixes the styles of soap opera and the action movie, and rewards the viewer with a detailed reconstruction of a feudal era, a warmly humanitarian message and a powerhouse performance by Mifune.
Actors:
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Directors:
Writers:
Masato Ide, Hideo Oguni
Aka:
Akahige
Studio:
BFI Video
Genres:
Drama
Countries:
Japan, Drama
Awards:

1965 Venice Film Festival Best Actor

BBFC:
Release Date:
06/10/2003
Run Time:
172 minutes
Languages:
Japanese LPCM Mono
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • Introduction by Alex Cox
  • Biographies of Akira Kurosawa and Toshiro Mifune
  • Original poster
  • Production stills
  • Interactive menus
  • Scene selection

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Reviews (1) of Red Beard

Another Master Film from Kurosawa & Co. - Red Beard review by JE

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24/06/2020

Moving, Humane, and an outstanding production all in all, what else to say?

Just to say that i give it 5 stars and that i would highly recommend it.

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