• Movie: Ran
  • Country: Japan
  • Release Date: Jun 1, 1985
  • Duration: 2 hr. 42 min.
  • Rating: 18+ Restricted (violence & profanity)


  • Score: 8.4 (scored by 252 users)
  • Ranked: #400
  • Popularity: #4166
  • Watchers: 521

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A story of greed, a lust for power, and ultimate revenge. The Great Lord Hidetora Ichimonji has decided to step aside to make room for the younger blood of his three sons, Taro, Jiro, and Saburo, the Lord's only wish now being 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 son attempts to warn him of the folly of expecting the three sons to remain united; enraged at the younger son's attempt to point out the danger, the father banishes him. True to the younger son's warning, however, the oldest son soon conspires with the second son to strip The Great Lord of everything, even his title.

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  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Jun 1, 1985
  • Duration: 2 hr. 42 min.
  • Score: 8.4 (scored by 252 users)
  • Ranked: #400
  • Popularity: #4166
  • Rating: 18+ Restricted (violence & profanity)

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May 11, 2018
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Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
This movie is obviously great for two reasons: is a Shakespeare´s King Lear adaptation, and is directed by Akira Kurosawa. This movie portray perfectly how power struggles can change people and destroy families, so yes is a tragic story about power and human´s desires.
The acting is excellent, and Tatsuya Nadakai as Hidetora Ichimonji is far the best actor here, totally stunning, you can see his transformation, his fall, his descent into madness. I also loved Lady Kaede, a scheming woman is really refreshing after seeing so many Mary Sues in the dramas I tend to watch.
Ran has also beautiful sceneries, costumes and music, you can see the perfection and detail of production.

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