Detroit Film Theatre


Friday, April 02, 2010 – Sunday, April 04, 2010

 Detroit Film Theatre

  • Fees Apply
  • Film

(Japan/1950—directed by Akira Kurosawa)

As men wait out a rainstorm in 11th-century Japan, they begin to discuss a recent notorious crime in which both rape and murder were committed. In each of their versions of the incident – and of the trial that followed – there are significant differences, ultimately leading not only to questions about the crime itself, but also about the motives of the men describing it. Kurosawa’s masterpiece about the nature of truth took the cinema world by storm upon its original release, winning the Grand Prize at the Venice Film Festival as well as an Oscar® for Best Foreign Film, and its stature has only grown since then. The performances of Toshiro Mifune and the legendary Machiko Kyo are as searing as ever, particularly in this stunningly restored print of the film that introduced Japanese cinema to much of the world – and ushered a new expression into the language. In Japanese with English subtitles. (83 min.)

“A gorgeous, newly-restored print of one of the great movies.” -Roger Ebert


Friday, April 2 at 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 3 at 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 4 at 4:30 p.m.