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High and Low ( Tengoku to jigoku ) (1963) Movie Information

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Overall Rank:

615

Avg. Rating:

3.12/4

# of Ratings:

42

Genres:

Thriller, Drama

Rating:

NR

Language:

Japanese

Theater Date:

11/26/1963

DVD Release:

07/22/2008

Director:

Akira Kurosawa

Actors:

Toshir˘ Mifune
Tatsuya Nakadai
Ky˘ko Kagawa
Takashi Shimura
Isao Kimura
Kenjiro Ishiyama

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

An executive of a shoe company becomes a victim of extortion when his chauffeur's son is kidnapped and held for ransom.

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Chris Kavan 07/08/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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3.5/4 

Fantastic Kurosawa film that really encompasses two stories: an executive dealing with a kidnapping - not even his own son - and deciding between a life or his own financial well being and the subsequent aftermath of the police hunting down the kidnapper. Tense, dramatic and a bit of noir - a great blend from a masterful director.

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mitchellyoung 10/23/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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4/4 

Kurosawa, once again mastering a genre, devises a thriller that serves to intrigue, as well as give significant social commentary. The critic of social castes is biting, but never over-the-top in its message. One of Kurosawa's absolute best, though it sometimes goes unnoticed among the samuraii films.

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11/22/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

High and Low review

The title means "Heaven and Hell," and the picture and themes never get dated. Kingo Gondo (Toshiro Mifune) is an executive for National Shows who faces a dilemma whether to pay the ransom for his chauffeur's child or to gain full control of the company. Screenplay was extraordinarily clever and provocative with lines: "Success is not worth loosing your humanity." by Reiko Gondo, "My work is part of me." by Kingo and "I'm not interested in self-analysis. I do know my room was so cold in winter and so hot in summer I couldn't sleep. Your house looked like heaven, high up there. That's how I began to hate you." by Ginjir˘ Takeuchi (Tsutomu Yamazaki). All the artists were solid in their performances while humor was slightly injected to since the mood was tense. Camera direction was a de...

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4/4 

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