Rashômon was filmed in 1950. We can attribute this movie to the genre:


Rashômon 1950
Actors: Isao Kimura
Keiko Tsushima
Yoshio Kosugi
Bokuzen Hidari
Traudl Junge
Bruno Ganz
Alexandra Maria Lara
Corinna Harfouch
Director(s): Seiji Miyaguchi  
IMDB Rating:8.4 out of 10 (45003 votes)  


Plot Summary:

A priest, a woodcutter and another man are taking refuge from a rainstorm in the shell of a former gatehouse called Rashômon. The priest and the woodcutter are recounting the story of a murdered samurai whose body the woodcutter discovered three days earlier in a forest grove. Both were summoned to testify at the murder trial, the priest who ran into the samurai and his wife traveling through the forest just before the murder occurred. Three other people who testified at the trial are supposedly the only direct witnesses: a notorious bandit named Tajômaru, who allegedly murdered the samurai and raped his wife; the white veil cloaked wife of the samurai; and the samurai himself who testifies through the use of a medium. The three tell a similarly structured story - that Tajômaru kidnapped and bound the samurai so that he could rape the wife - but which ultimately contradict each other, the motivations and the actual killing being what differ...

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