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Akira Kurosawa was arguably the most important Japanese filmmaker who ever lived; he was certainly among the most revered and most influential. His award-winning feature Rashomon was one of the first major international successes in Japanese filmmaking, convincing many western cineastes for the first time that Japan had a national cinema worth investigating, and his subsequent body of work -- including Ikiru, The Seven Samurai, The Hidden Fortress, Throne of Blood, Yojimbo, and Ran -- is emotionally rich and esthetically compelling in a way few filmmakers can match. Kurosawa is a documentary… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Adam Low's documentary isn't the smooth flowing professional film you'd expect about such a consummate artist, but anyone who appreciates Kurosawa will find plenty to enjoy"
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
"A collection of mildly interesting vignettes about legendary filmmaker Akira Kurosawa that lacks cohesion in a way the master's films never did."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
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