R | | Action, Drama
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.
In the mid 60's, Peter O'Toole had tried to persuade Akira Kurosawa to film " King Lear ". 20 years later, " Ran" would be Kurosawa's next and last Shakespearean adaptation
Saburo is not our only enemy.
Jiro: So what? If they attack, we retaliate. We grab their land and enlarge our own.
Kurogane: Fine words, but words don't win wars.
During the first scene (while the Land Lord and his sons are hunting wild boars) the first shot that shows every single wild boar running in front of the camera is probably a single shot of the same wild boar repeated 3 times.
$11,462 (USA) (28 February 2016)
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