When the Great Lord Hidetora Ichimonji decides to step aside to make room for the younger blood of his three sons, Taro, Jiro, and Saburo, his only wish is to live out his years as an honored guest in the castle of each of his sons in turn. While the older two sons flatter their father, the youngest one attempts to warn him of the folly of expecting the three sons to remain United and of the decit that he might face. Enraged at his younger son's attempt, Lord Hidetora banishes him. owever, the two oldest sons soon conspire to strip their father of everything, even his title.
Sexual and Erotic Content
Occasional sexual and/or erotic content and innuendo. Nudity
No significant nudity scenes have been observed in the movie. Sexual Violence
No Sexual violence throughout the movie. Alcohol and/or Drug abuse
No alcohol and/or drug use. Homosexuality
There are not homosexual relations in the movie. Aggressive Behavior and/or Violence
Frequent aggressive behavior and/or violence. Profanity
Occasional profanity. Household violence and adultery
No household violence and/or adultery. Negative references to any religion or belief
No negative references to religion or belief. Negative role models and messages for teens
No negative role models and messages for teens. Positive family values
Occasional positive family values. Positive representation of Islam
There is no reference to Islam and Muslims.
Directed by: Akira Kurosawa Produced by: Katsumi Furukawa, Serge Silberman, Masato Hara, Hisao Kurosawa Written by: Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Oguni, Masato Ide Starring: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu, Daisuke Ryu, Mieko Harada, Yoshiko Miyazaki, Peter Music by: Toru Takemitsu Cinematography: Asakazu Nakai, Takao Saitō, Masaharu Ueda Editing by: Akira Kurosawa Studio: Greenwich Film Productions, Herald Ace, Nippon Herald Films Distributed by: Toho, Orion Classics (USA) Release date(s): May 31, 1985 (Tokyo International Film Festival), June 1, 1985 (Japan) Running time: 160 minutes Country: Japan, France Language: Japanese