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8,304 Ratings


Directed by Akira Kurosawa
Japan, France, 1985
Action, Drama


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

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