For years my cherished, wondered at, #1 must-see film, without doubt (along with Sansho the Bailiff) the finest in the history of cinema. Finally, i've had the chance to see it- but without subtitles. Should i, shouldn't i? Of course curiosity won, never mind missing essential meanings and the risk of ruining a dream. Did it do everything i wanted of it? No. It has a mind of its own and is still extraordinary.