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Rashomon

Often thought of as a parable relating to the meaning of truth, Akira Kurosawa’s groundbreaking motion picture from 1950, Rashomon¬†surprised nearly everyone involved, including Kurosawa himself. ¬†Based on a short story by Ryunosuke Akutagawa entitled In A Grove, the film gathers its mojo and momentum from an intriguing plot device involving various characters providing alternative, self-serving and, of course, contradictory versions of the same incident.
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