Rashomon

  • The performance of Takashi Shimura, in the role of the old woodcutter that finds himself in the wrong spot, the wrong time.
  • The decay of Japan, that so brilliantly dominates the background, as the old man tells the geisha’s story in a half-ruined temple, just 5 years after the nuclear attack.
  • All the scenes at the courtyard, with the exception of the monologue of the medium.
  • The fight scenes in the forest feel a bit awkward to the modern viewer.
  • The excellent writing of Kurosawa and Hashimoto, that exploits the significance of the point view in story telling, and leaves the spectator to decide which version to incorporate.

Zeughauskino – Berlinale International Film Festival – Berlin – 07/02/2014

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