Kurosawa (2000)

Kurosawa
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 55mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords bio, film criticism
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Sonoko Aoyagi Bowers Producer n/a 3 3000002
Jac Venza Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Anthony Wall Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Margaret Smilow Producer n/a 3 3000001
Adam Low Director n/a 2 2000001
Paul Scofield Voice of Akira Kurosawa 475 1000019
Sam Shepard Narrator n/a 120790 1000020
Toshio Watanabe Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Peter Grilli Co-Producer n/a 170 3000006
David Kitson Editor n/a 172 7000001
Peter G Miller Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Dewald Aukema Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000001
Akira Kurosawa Book as Source Material excerpts from book("Something Like an Autobiography") 120888 4000002
Junko Tsunashima Co-Producer n/a 170 3000007
Adam Low Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Kazuko Kurosawa Actor n/a 1 1000018
George Lucas Actor Himself 1 1000017
Kon Ichikawa Actor n/a 1 1000006
Shuichi Kato Actor n/a 1 1000007
Masahiko Kumada Actor n/a 1 1000008
Hiromichi Horikawa Actor n/a 1 1000005
Shinobu Hashimoto Actor n/a 1 1000004
James Coburn Actor Himself 1 1000002
Clint Eastwood Actor Himself 1 1000003
Hisao Kurosawa Actor n/a 1 1000009
Machiko Kyo Actor n/a 1 1000010
Tadao Sato Actor n/a 1 1000015
Isuzu Yamada Actor n/a 1 1000016
Donald Richie Actor Himself--Film Historian 1 1000014
Stephen Prince Actor n/a 1 1000013
Tatsuya Nakadai Actor n/a 1 1000011
Teruyo Nogami Actor n/a 1 1000012
Akira Kurosawa Actor (archival footage) 1 1000001
Synopsis
Akira Kurosawa (1910-1998) was, undoubtedly, one of the greatest directors in the history of Japanese cinema, whose work was acclaimed throughout the world. From "Rashomon" (1950) through "Seven Samurai" (1954) to his late masterpiece "Ran" (1985), Kurosawa produced one of the most important and influential bodies of work in the history of filmmaking. This is a biographical documentary about the man and his career. The film features remarkable archival footage of Kurosawa talking about his work and also some fascinating glimpses of him on set, shooting a number of his most acclaimed films. These are combined with contemporary interviews with friends and associates of Kurosawa's, members of his cast and crew, respected academics and famous admirers, such as Clint Eastwood and George Lucas. As a result, we are given perhaps the most comprehensive portrait of Kurosawa ever to be made.