HIGH AND LOW
Director: Akira Kurosawa Run Time: 142 min. Release Year: 1963 Language: Japanese
Starring: Isao Kimura, Kyōko Kagawa, Tatsuya Mihashi, Tatsuya Nakadai, Toshirō Mifune
Toshiro Mifune is unforgettable as Kingo Gondo, a wealthy industrialist whose family becomes the target of a cold-blooded kidnapper in High and Low (Tengoku to jigoku), the highly influential domestic drama and police procedural from director Akira Kurosawa. Adapting Ed McBain’s detective novel King’s Ransom, Kurosawa moves effortlessly from compelling race-against-time thriller to exacting social commentary, creating a diabolical treatise on contemporary Japanese society.