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Akira Kurosawa

High and low (Tengoku to jigoku)

Edition 1980
143' - 1963 - Crime, Mystery, Drama - Dialogue: Japanese
Director: Akira Kurosawa Composer: Masaru Satô With: Toshirô Mifune, Yutaka Sada, Tatsuya Nakadai
A wealthy businessman is told his son has been kidnapped and he will have to pay a very large sum for him to be returned safely. It is then discovered that his son is safe at home: the kidnapper took his chauffeur's son by accident. The kidnapper says this makes no difference: pay up or the child dies. This leaves him with a moral dilemma, as he really needs the money to conclude a very important business deal.

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Credits

Director

Akira Kurosawa

Composer

Masaru Satô

With

Toshirô Mifune, Yutaka Sada, Tatsuya Nakadai

Scenario

Hideo Oguni, Ryûzô Kikushima, Eijirô Hisaita, Akira Kurosawa

Director of Photography

Asakazu Nakai, Takao Saitô

Producer

Ryûzô Kikushima, Tomoyuki Tanaka

More information

Dialogue

Japanese

Countries of production

Japan

Screenplay based on

"King's Ransom: An 87th Precinct Mystery" (Evan Hunter)

Year

1963

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