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Action and drama beckons in this Shakespearean type 80s movie. A king and his three sons.



Lord Hidetora Ichimonji (played by Tatsuya Nakadai) has three sons who he wants to groom to take over his kingdom in the movie Ran.

The two eldest sons pampered their father but it was the youngest one tries to tell him that him and his brothers would never unite. He is then banished from the kingdom for speaking the truth and soon the father starts to see that his eldest sons are trying hard to overthrow him in the movie Ran.


Lord Hidetora Ichimonji - Tatsuya Nakadai
Taro Takatora Ichimonji - Akira Terao
Jiro Masatora Ichimonji - Jinpachi Nezu
Saburo Naotora Ichimonji - Daisuke Ryu
Lady Kaede - Mieko Harada
Lady Sué - Yoshiko Miyazaki
Shuri Kurogane - Hisashi Igawa
Kyoami - Peter
Tango Hirayama - Masayuki Yui
Kageyu Ikoma - Kazuo Kato
Shumenosuke Ogura - Norio Matsui
Mondo Naganuma - Toshiya Ito
Samon Shirane - Kenji Kodama
Tsurumaru - Takeshi Nomura


The costumes used in the movie Ran were actually all hand-made and took two years to complete.

While this storyline in Ran followed that of samurai legends, it also draws from Shakespeare’s “King Lear.”

Academy Awards:

Akira Kurosawa won for Best Director for Ran.

80's Film Facts:

The Movie Ran was released to theatres on on a budget of .

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