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1985 ***** 160 mins.

The brilliant Japanese director Akira Kurosawa's take on William Shakespeare's King Lear is nothing short of stunning. Unforgettable imagery and characters abound in this beautiful work of art. The first viewing may be a bit difficult, but repeat viewings are a joy.
Original theatrical aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Rated R.

Starring:
Tatsuya Nakadai + Akira Terao + Jinpachi Nezu + Daisuke Ryu + Mieko Harada + Yoshiko Miyazaki + Takeshi Nomura + Hisashi Igawa + Peter + Masayuki Yui + Kenji Kodama + Toshiya Ito + Norio Matsui + Kazuo Kato + Takeshi Kato + Jun Tazaki + Hitoshi Ueki

Screenplay by
Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Oguni, and Masato Ide

Directed by
Akira Kurosawa


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