Film Series: High and Low

1963. Japan. Dir: Akira Kurosawa. With Toshiro Mifune. 143 min. 35mm print.


A son of a chauffeur mistakenly gets kidnapped instead of that of a wealthy shoe executive (Mifune); the latter must decide whether or not to abide by the kidnapper’s request or risk the life of his employee’s child. Kurosawa explores the dark underbelly of Japan in this intricately staged and framed crime drama.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free