Ran [videorecording] / AAA, acteurs auteurs associés and Revcom Films ; screenplay by Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Oguni, Masato Ide ; produced by Serge Silbermann and Masato Hara ; directed by Akira Kurosawa.
In 16th century Japan, an aging ruler attempts to divide his kingdom among his three sons, who turn against each other and betray their father, triggering events that ultimately shatter the kingdom, destroy the family, and drive their father insane.
Consensus: Akira Kurosawa's sprawling, epic take on King Lear should be required viewing for fans of westerns, war movies, or period films in general.
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