Great Films and their Great Images

Akira Kurosawa

Stray Dog

"Bad luck either makes a man or destroys him. Are you gonna let it
destroy you? Depending how you take it, bad luck can be a big break."
- Police Inspector Nakajima
01 (25)

Dir: Akira Kurosawa

DoP: Asakazu Nakai

Year: 1949

Country: Japan

Language: Japanese

Genre: Crime | Drama | Thriller

Color: Black & White

Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1

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Madadayo

"Madadayo! (not yet)"
- Professor Hyakken Uchida
01 (21)Dir: Akira Kurosawa

DoP: Takao Saito & Shôji Ueda

Year: 1993

Country: Japan

Language: Japanese | English

Genre: Drama

Color: Color

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

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Dreams

"Some say life is hard, but that is just talk.
It is good to be alive, it is exciting!"
- Old Man
01 (5)Dir: Akira Kurosawa

DoP: Takao Saito & Shôji Ueda

Year: 1990

Country: USA | Japan

Language: Japanese | French 
| English
Genre: Drama | Fantasy

Color: Color

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

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One Wonderful Sunday

"All you people, applaud. All you young lovers, applaud for your dreams."
- Masako
01 (18)

Dir: Akira Kurosawa

DoP: Asakazu Nakai

Year: 1947

Country: Japan

Language: Japanese

Genre: Drama | Romance

Color: Black & White

Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1

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High and Low

"I have no time for lies. I want the truth!"
- King Gondo
01 (42)
Dir: Akira Kurosawa
DoP: Asakazu Nakai & Takao Saitô
Year: 1963
Country: Japan
Language: Japanese
Genre: Crime | Drama 
| Mystery | Thriller
Color: Black & White
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1

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Dersu Uzala

"How can man live in a box?"
- Dersu Uzala
01 (38)Dir: Akira Kurosawa
DoP: Asakazu Nakai, Yuri Gantman 
& Fyodor Dobronravov
Year: 1975
Country: Russia | Japan
Language: Russian | Chinese
Genre: Adventure | Biography 
| Drama
Color: Color
Aspect Ratio: 2.20:1

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Dodes’ka-den

"The worst is finally over."
- Masuo Masuda
01 (42)

Dir: Akira Kurosawa

DoP: Yasumichi Fukuzawa & Takao Saito

Year: 1970

Country: Japan

Language: Japanese

Genre: Drama

Color: Color

Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1

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Ran

"In a mad world only the mad are sane."
- Kyoami
01 (4)Dir: Akira Kurosawa

DoP: Asakazu Nakai, Takao Saito 
& Shôji Ueda
Year: 1985

Country: JapanFrance

Language: Japanese

Genre: ActionDramaWar

Color: Color

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

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The Quiet Duel

"My conscience is killing my desire! I want to destroy this conscience
and live as my desire wishes. That's honest as a human, right?"
- Dr. Kyoji Fujisaka
01 (21)

Dir: Akira Kurosawa

DoP: Sôichi Aisaka

Year: 1949

Country: Japan

Language: Japanese

Genre: Drama

Color: Black & White

Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1

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The Hidden Fortress

"Hide a stone among stones and a man among men."
- General Rokurota Makabe
01 (44)
Dir: Akira Kurosawa
DoP: Kazuo Yamasaki
Year: 1958
Country: Japan
Language: Japanese
Genre: Adventure | Drama
Color: Black & White
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1