Returning to their lord’s castle, samurai warriors Washizu and Miki are waylaid by a spirit who predicts their futures. When the first part of the spirit’s prophecy comes true, Washizu’s scheming wife, Asaji, presses him to speed up the rest of the spirit’s prophecy by murdering his lord and usurping his place. Director Akira Kurosawa’s resetting of William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” in feudal Japan is one of his most acclaimed films.
Tagline: From the creator of “Rashomon” and “Ikiru”
Cast: Akira Kubo, Akira Tani, Chieko Naniwa, Eiko Miyoshi, Fuminori Ôhashi, Gen Shimizu, Gorô Sakurai, Hiroshi Tachikawa, Hitoshi Takagi, Ikio Sawamura, Isao Kimura, Isuzu Yamada, Jun Ôtomo, Kamayuki Tsubono, Kichijirô Ueda, Kokuten Kôdô, Masao Masuda, Michiya Higuchi, Minoru Chiaki, Nakajirô Tomita, Nobuo Nakamura, Sachio Sakai, Seiji Miyaguchi, Seijirô Onda, Senkichi Ômura, Shin Ôtomo, Shinpei Takagi, Shirô Tsuchiya, Shôbun Inoue, Takamaru Sasaki, Takashi Shimura, Takeo Matsushita, Takeo Oikawa, Takeshi Katô, Toshirō Mifune, Yoshio Inaba, Yoshio Tsuchiya, Yû Fujiki, Yutaka Sada
Director: Akira Kurosawa