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- Toshirô Mifune
- Machiko Kyô
- Masayuki Mori
- Takashi Shimura
- Minoru Chiaki
- Kichijirô Ueda
- Noriko Honma
- Daisuke Katô
- Anthony La Penna
Did You Know?
- This film is often given credit for the first time a camera was pointed directly at the sun. In Akira Kurosawa's biography, he gives credit to his cinematographer for "inventing" it and himself for using it, but years later, during commentary that preceded the TV showing of the film, the head of the studio claimed credit. Kurosawa bitterly denied this claim.
- The entire narration by the dead husband through the medium (starting around the 52:15 mark and ending around the 01:01:45 mark) has been overdubbed and it shows.
- Commoner: No one tells a lie after he's said he's going to tell one.
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A penetrating study of the subjectivity of truth and perception, changed cinema forever and inspired the phrase the Rashomon effect.
Today, nearly fifty years after it was made, Rashomon has lost none of its fascination or power. It's still a marvelous piece of cinema that asks unanswerable questions of great import.
The wonder of Rashomon is that while the shadowplay of truth and memory is going on, we are absorbed by what we trust is an unfolding story.