Throne of Blood

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Director

Akira Kurosawa

Cast

Toshiro Mifune as Taketoki Washizu

Minoru Chiaki as Yoshiaki Miki

Isuzu Yamada as Lady Asaji Washizu

Takashi Shimura as Noriyasu Odagura

Akira Kubo as Yoshiteru Miki

Hiroshi Tachikawa as Kunimaru Tsuzuki

Takamaru Sasaki as Kuniharu Tsuzuki

Gen Shimizu as Washizu Samurai

Kokuten Kodo as Miltary Commander

Writers

Hideo Oguni (screenplay)

Shinobu Hashimoto (screenplay)

Ryuzo Kikushima (screenplay)

Akira Kurosawa (screenplay)

William Shakespeare (based on the play ‘Macbeth’)


Summary

The film transposes the plot of William Shakespeare's play Macbeth from Medieval Scotland to feudal Japan, with stylistic elements drawn from Noh drama.

Genre

History, Drama

Released

January 15, 1957 (Japan)

Runtime

1hr 50min

MPAA

Not Rated

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Film Editing