The Men Who Tread on the Tiger’s Tail

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The Men Who Tread on the Tiger’s Tail


Sunday Oct 08 01:00 PM


Doris Duke Theatre


Museum members: $10.00
General Admission: $12.00


About the Film:

Part of Akira Kurosawa Retrospective

Directed by Akira Kurosawa. Japan. 1945. Japanese with English subtitles. 60 min.
“During the war, I hungered for the beautiful,” said Kurosawa, and his austere yet gorgeous fourth film from Akira Kurosawa is based on a legendary 12th-century incident in which the lord Yoshitsune and a group of samurai retainers dressed as monks in order to pass through a dangerous enemy checkpoint. The story was dramatized for centuries in Noh and kabuki theater, and here it becomes one of the director’s most riveting early films.

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