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Ryûnosuke Akutagawa

Total Titles at Criticker: 8 - You've Seen 0

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Titles You Haven't Rated (8)
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Kaidan Horror Classics (2010)
Four short films based on ghost stories written by award winning modern Japanese writers Yasunari Kawabata, Osamu Dazai, Akutagawa Ryunosuke, & Saisei Muro. (The Movie Database)
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Tajomaru (2009)
TAJOMARU is the famous 'bandit' of the forest from RASHOMON. Whoever kills Tajomaru inherits his name, status and sword. A royal brother leaves his kingdom to protect the princess he loves, only to find a series of harrowing adventures along the way which lead him back to where he came from, and then disinheriting his past to become the bandit TAJOMARU (imdb)
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Yabu no naka (1996)
A heavily supernatural take on the 1922 Japanese short story YABU NO NAKA, which inspired the world famous Kurosawa film RASHOMON! A noble samurai is found dead in a bamboo forest near Kyoto, and several witnesses all have differing accounts as to what really instigated this heinous and bizarre crime... but where does the truth lie?
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Iron Maze (1991)
In Corinth, a dying town 15 miles from Pittsburg: One evening, a Japanese businessman, who wanted to tear down the closed iron mills to build an amusement park, is found half dead in his mill. Bellboy Barry admits to have done it - in self defense. Chief Ruhle interrogates him and Sugito's young wife and business partners, but it takes a while, until he gets through the maze of apparently contradictory statements. (imdb)
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Portrait of Hell (1969)
In this Japanese historical drama, a hard-headed painter refuses to allow his daughter to be with his Korean protege and ends up throwing the lad from his house. The girl then escapes to the court of the local ruler who informs the painter that she will only be released if he will paint a mural. He does, but it is a hellish painting. He and the ruler continue to butt heads until both end up committing suicide. (rottentomatoes)
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The Outrage (1964)
A Mexican bandit, Juan Carrasco, spies a newlywed couple journeying through rugged country. He confronts them, rape and robbery on his mind, and the husband ends up dead. From the viewpoints of each participant and witness, a different story is told of what "really" happened. The "true" version is..... (imdb)
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Beauty and the Thieves (1952)
The picture belongs to the jidai gekki (historic) genre. It is a powerful story of violence and eroticism, picturing a world at once sordid and poetic, with two central themes which intermingle to compound an admirable panel of a critical period in Japanese history: the great famine in the mid 19th Century. (imdb)
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Rashomon (1950)
A heinous crime and its aftermath are recalled from differing points of view. (imdb)
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