Red Beard ( Akahige ) Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 598

Average Rating: 3.2/4

# of Ratings: 39

Theatrical Release Date: 03/04/1965

Language: Japanese

Genre: Drama

MPAA Rating: NR

Director: Akira Kurosawa

Actors: Toshirô Mifune, Yuzo Kayama, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Reiko Dan, Miyuki Kuwano, Kyôko Kagawa

Plot: 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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Yojimbo - wrote on 04/19/2012

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 …

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