Japanese / Turkish Subtitle
DIRECTOR: Akira Kurosawa
RELEASED: 01 Jun 1985
ACTORS: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu, Daisuke Ryû
AVARDS: Won 1 Oscar. Another 29 wins & 23 nominations.
COUNTRY: Japan, France
PLOT: In Medieval Japan, an elderly warlord retires, handing over his empire to his three sons. However, he vastly underestimates how the new-found power will corrupt them and cause them to turn on each other...and him.
RUNTIME: 162 mn.
With Ran, legendary director Akira Kurosawa reimagines Shakespeare’s King Lear as a singular historical epic set in sixteenth-century Japan. Majestic in scope, the film is Kurosawa’s late-life masterpiece, a profound examination of the folly of war and the crumbling of one family under the weight of betrayal, greed, and the insatiable thirst for power.