Bad Sleep Well (1960)
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|A vengeful young man marries the daughter of a corrupt industrialist in order to seek justice for his father's suicide.|
"Masterly! Time Out Film Guide
"Mifune's buttoned-down avenger is a compelling portrait of righteous obsession. Village Voice
Editor's NoteSomething is rotten in Japan in this engaging drama by acclaimed director Akira Kurosawa. Toshirô Mifune stars as Koichi Nishi, the secretary to the president of a housing corporation, who seeks revenge for his father's murder. At Koichi's marriage to Kieko (Kyôko Kagawa), the president's daughter, memories of the death are stirred, and soon corruption within the organization is exposed. Unknown to the officials, Koichi is the hidden force behind the mysterious happenings that begin to weigh on their consciences and ruin their lives. As the story moves toward its tragic conclusion, spectral figures lurk in the darkened streets while others plot and scheme within their shining corporate offices. Loosely based on Shakespeare's HAMLET, Kurosawa's film skillfully combines themes from the classic play with a stylish 1960s film noir mood.
Cast & Crew
|Akira Kurosawa - Director|
|Akira Kurosawa - Editor|
|Akira Kurosawa, et. al. - Producer|
|Masaru Sato - Original Music By|
|Shinobu Hashimoto, et. al. - Writer|
|Yoshiro Muraki - Producer|
|Yuzuru Aizawa - Cinematographer|
Plot SummaryA grieving son seeks revenge for his father's murder. Mind manipulation and danger reign, as Koichi Nishi (Toshirô Mifune) infiltrates the corrupt construction company that was responsible for his father's death.
|"Oh, it's hard to hate evil. I have to hate and become hateful myself."----Koichi Nishi (Toshirô Mifune) to Itakura (Takeshi Kato) and Wada (Kamatari Fujiwara)|