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Ran Movie Review Summary

Actors: Tatsuya Nakadai, Mieko Harada, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu

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Based on William Shakespeare's "King Lear", RAN is a movie cowritten and directed by Akira Kurosawa in 1985.

An elderly lord, head of the Ichimonji family, decides to retire and to pass the power to Taro, the eldest of his three sons. He will however have to banish Saburo, the youngest one, who dared to speak the truth to him. Soon, the former lord is chased away from the castles of his sons and becomes mad when he understands that Taro is trying to kill him. But Taro is quickly murdered by his brother Jiro who's dreaming of conquering the neighbouring kingdoms. A few days later, four armies are facing each other on the prairie. Lord Ichimonji's former peaceful kingdom is nothing but a distant memory.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 40%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40% Time/Era of Movie:    -   16th-19th century Legal/Political Thriller?    -   Yes Political Plotlets:    -   power struggle between good/bad govt factions War Thriller    -   Yes Armed Forces:    -   Army

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age:    -   60's-90's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Japanese Unusual characteristics    -   Mentally Ill

Setting

Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Japan Prairie?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   gory visuals of deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing Kind of violence:    -   land battles    -   guns    -   knives Unusual forms of death    -   decapitated    -   perforation--bullets    -   perforation--swords/knives Any profanity?    -   None Is this movie based on a    -   play

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