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8.6
/10
1,433 Ratings

Red Beard

Akahige

Directed by Akira Kurosawa
Japan, 1965
Drama

Synopsis

A testament to the goodness of humankind, Akira Kurosawa’s Red Beard chronicles the tumultuous relationship between an arrogant young doctor and a compassionate clinic director (Toshiro Mifune, in his last role for Kurosawa).

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Red Beard Directed by Akira Kurosawa

Critics reviews

Like Stanley Kubrick on his films after A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, Akira Kurosawa went the hard way to achieve a Great-Novel density on RED BEARD: That is, he constructed an entire world and mastered every last detail in it. (Shooting alone lasted two years.) Yet the maximum of detail reflects a portrait of the Human Condition as ambitious as the period recreation.
May 13, 2010
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