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Red Beard ( Akahige ) (1965) Movie Information

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Overall Rank:

640

Avg. Rating:

3.13/4

# of Ratings:

39

Genres:

Drama

Rating:

NR

Language:

Japanese

Theater Date:

03/04/1965

Director:

Akira Kurosawa

Actors:

Toshir˘ Mifune
Yuzo Kayama
Tsutomu Yamazaki
Reiko Dan
Miyuki Kuwano
Ky˘ko Kagawa

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

In 19th-century Japan, a young doctor reluctantly goes to work at a rural hospital. There, he first rebels against, then comes to respect and learn from, "Red Beard," the head doctor. -- Filmhog

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"Red Beard" by Yojimbo

An ambitious and arrogant young intern finds himself in a rural clinic for the poor against his wishes, but soon finds there is more to life than wealth and status under the tutelage of a severe but kind-hearted doctor. Red Beard is almost Dickensian. in it's melding of period drama and social commentary, all told with a decidedly left wing slant. The Siu clinic is a fledgling "welfare state", where treatment is free to the needy, and Kurosawa takes great pains to illustrate that a man's worth is not the sum of his material possessions. The film is structured into a series of short stories centering around different patients, each with a tragic event in their past. The finest example is the final story of Ting, a young girl suffering abuse at the hands of a brothel's madam who slowly lear...

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