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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...

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Directed by

Akira Kurosawa

Written by

Akira Kurosawa (Screenplay)
Shinobu Hashimoto (Screenplay)
Hideo Oguni (Screenplay)
Ryûzô Kikushima (Screenplay)
William Shakespeare (Writer)

Runtime

108 minutes

Country

Japan

Language

Japanese

Tagline

From the creator of "Rashomon" and "Ikiru"

Cast

Keywords

based on novel or book ghost japan ambition prophecy samurai shakespeare castle betrayal feudal japan plot feudal lord

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