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Ran

Ran

A Feature film by Akira Kurosawa

Produced by Greenwich Film Productions

Release in France : 18/09/1985

    Synopsis

    Ran is Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa's reinterpretation of William Shakespeare's King Lear. The Lear counterpart is an elderly 16th-century warlord (Tatsuya Nakadai), who announces that he's about to divide his kingdom equally among his three sons. In his dotage, he falls prey to the false flattery of his treacherous sons (Akira Terao and Jinpachi Nezu), while banishing his youngest son (Daisuke Ryu), the only member of the family who loves him enough to tell him the unvarnished truth. Thanks to his foolish pride, his domain collapses under its own weight as the sons battle each other over total control.

    Actors (4)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Greenwich Film Productions

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    STUDIOCANAL

    Foreign production companies :

    Kadokawa Corporation, Herald Ace

    French distribution :

    Acteurs Auteurs Associés (AAA)

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    International releases (15)

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    Full credits (7)

    Executive Producer :

    Serge Silberman

    Author of original work :

    William Shakespeare

    Director of Photography :

    Takao Saito

    Music Composer :

    Toru Takemitsu

    Assistant Director :

    Bernard Cohn

    Screenwriters :

    Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Oguni, Masato Ide

    Production Manager :

    Ully Pickardt

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    War

    Production language :

    Japanese

    Coproducer countries :

    Japan, France

    Original French-language productions :

    No

    Nationality :

    100% French (Japan, France)

    Production year :

    1985

    French release :

    18/09/1985

    Runtime :

    2 h 40 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    58720

    Visa issue date :

    05/09/1985

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85

    Audio format :

    Dolby

    Posters (2)

    Director

    Festival Selections (2)

    Academy Awards - 1986

    Academy Awards (United States, 1986)

    Selection (4)

    Nomination for Best Art Direction

    Nomination for Best Costume Design : Emi Wada

    Nomination for Best Cinematography : Asakazu Nakai, Takao Saito, Masaharu Ueda

    Academy Award nomination for Best Director : Akira Kurosawa

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1986

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1986)

    Selection (2)


    Best Foreign Film

    Awards

    Academy Awards - 1986

    Academy Awards (United States, 1986)

    Awards

    Academy Award for Best Costumes : Emi Wada