overview : With Ran, legendary director Akira Kurosawa reimagines Shakespeare's King Lear as a singular historical epic set in sixteenth-century Japan. Majestic in scope, the film is Kurosawa's late-life masterpiece, a profound examination of the folly of war and the crumbling of one family under the weight of betrayal, greed, and the insatiable thirst for power.
Release Date : Jun 01, 1985
Runtime : 2h 40m
Companies : Nippon Herald Films, Greenwich Film Productions, Herald Ace, Toho Company, Ltd.
Countries : Japan, France
Keywords : assassination, gun, castle, power, kingdom, greed, heir to the throne, epic, revenge, blood, descent into madness, seppuku, inheritance fight, ruins, king lear, feudal japan, black widow, hopelessness