Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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.
"Rasho" means "citadel". "Mon" means "gate". Rashomon means the front gate of Heijokyo (Nara City) or Heiankyo (Kyoto). During the Nara Era, the capital of Japan was Heijokyo, from 710 A.D. to 784 A.D. From the Heian Era to the Edo Era, Heiankyo was the capital, from 794 A.D. to 1869 A.D. "Kyo" means "capital", and "To" means "east". So, with this in mind, Kyoto means the great capital, while Tokyo means the eastern capital.
She became very pale and stared at me as though her eyes were frozen. She looked like a child when it turns suddenly serious. The sight of her made me jealous of that man. I started to hate him. I wanted to show her what he looked like, all tied up ...
In order to get the film into more mainstream U.S. theatres, RKO also released this film in an English dubbed version.
$96,568 (USA) (2 April 2010)
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