A FILM BY: Akira Kurosawa
WRITTEN BY: Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Oguni
STARRING: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu

At the age of seventy, after years of consolidating his empire, the Great Lord Hidetora Ichimonji (Tatsuya Nakadai) decides to abdicate and divide his domain amongst his three sons. Taro (Akira Terao), the eldest, will rule. Jiro (Jinpachi Nezu), his second son, and Saburo (Daisuke Ryu) will take command of the Second and Third Castles but are expected to obey and support their elder brother. Saburo defies the pledge of obedience and is banished.

In Japanese with English subtitles

Technical Information

Production Year: 1985
Country of Origin: Japan
Language: Japanese
Run Time: 162 mins
Format: 35mm