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also known as Tengoku to jigoku

High and Low1963

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  • 4.5
Toshiro Mifune is unforgettable as Kingo Gondo, a wealthy industrialist whose family becomes the target of a cold-blooded kidnapper in HIGH AND LOW, the highly influential domestic drama and police procedural from director Akira Kurosawa. Adapting Ed McBain's detective novel King's Ransom, Kurosawa moves effortlessly from compelling race-against-time thriller to exacting social commentary, creating a diabolical treatise on contemporary Japanese society.

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Fantastic! I've never seen this Kurosawa film until now. The drama is high, the cinematography is beautiful. I love the way this crime drama unfolds, which had me guessing until the end. Five stars!