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Akira Kurosawa Movie Corner

Red Beard
twenty-third movie

Akira Kurosawa poster 23
Released Date: 3 April 1965 
Running Time: 185 minutes 
Color: Black and White 
Screen Format: Cinemascope 

Set in the waning days of the Tokugawa 
Shogunate, a young medical student, 
having finished his studies at a Dutch 
school in Nagasaki, pays a courtesy 
visit to the Koishikawa clinic which is 
dedicated to serving the poor. The 
clinic is headed by a doctor with the 
alias "Red Beard". After being informed 
he is to intern at the clinic, his initial 
resistance disappears as he comes to 
respect Red Beard's character. 
Kurosawa made this film hoping to grip 
the attention of audiences. The two long 
years taken to film this movie is 
considered to be the longest in Japanese 
film history.

Go to another Akira Kurosawa movie

1. Judo Saga
2. The Most Beautiful
3. Judo Saga II
4. They Who Step on the Tiger's Tail
5. No Regrets for Our Youth
6. One Wonderful Sunday
7. Drunken Angel
8. The Quiet Duel
9. Stray Dog
10. Scandal
11. Rashomon
12. The Idiot
13. To Live
14. Seven Samurai
15. I Live in Fear
16. Throne of Blood
17. The Lower Depths
18. The Hidden Fortress
19. Bad Man Sleep Well
20. Yojinbo
21. Sanjuro
22. High and Low
23. Red Beard
24. Dodesukaden
25. Dersu Uzala
26. Kagemusha
27. Ran
28. Dreams
29. Rhapsody in August
30. Madadayo
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