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4.3
8,246 Ratings

Ran

Directed by Akira Kurosawa
Japan, 1985
Action, Drama

Synopsis

A reimagining of Shakespeare’s King Lear as a historical epic set in sixteenth century Japan. When a Lord abdicates to his three sons, two turn against him. An examination of the folly of war and the crumbling of a family under the weight of betrayal, greed and power.

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Ran Directed by Akira Kurosawa

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1986 | Winner: Best Costume Design

1986 | 3 nominations including: Best Director

Independent Spirit Awards

1986 | Nominee: Special Distinction Award

San Sebastián International Film Festival

1985 | Winner: OCIC Award

National Board of Review

1985 | 2 wins including: Best Director

1985 | Nominee: Top Foreign Films

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