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High and Low (also know as Tengoku to jigoku) full movie is released on Nov 26, 1963. Watch High and Low online - the Japanese Crime movie from Japan , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $46,808. High and Low is directed by Akira Kurosawa and created by Hideo Oguni with Toshirô Mifune and Tatsuya Nakadai. High and Low is available online on HBO Max and HBO Max Amazon Channel.

A wealthy businessman is told his son has been kidnapped and he will have to pay a very large sum for him to be returned safely. It is then discovered that his son is safe at home: the kidnapper took his chauffeur's son by accident. The kidnapper says this makes no difference: pay up or the child dies. This leaves him with a moral dilemma, as he really needs the money to conclude a very important business deal.

As know as:

Tengoku to jigoku, High and Low, Behesht va doozakh, Entre le ciel et l'enfer, Niebo i piekło

Release Date:

Nov 26, 1963

Release Date (Streaming):

Jul 22, 2008





Production Companies:

Kurosawa Production Co., Toho Company

Gross worldwide:



142 Screenful Minutes of Thrills and Suspense!, From Akira Kurosawa, director of "Yojimbo" and "Sanjuro" comes a tense, taut film of a modern "perfect crime" with more excitement than even Hitchcock could create., From Success to Bankruptcy by Ransoming Another Man's Son (International)


A.O. Scott
New York Times
One of the best detective thrillers ever filmed.
by rottentomatoes, May 09, 2005
Keith Phipps
AV Club
While not a masterpiece on par with Kurosawa's best work, High And Low is a fine example of his craft, and further proof that it's not a few masterpieces but the overall scope of a career that defines a great director.
by rottentomatoes, Jun 13, 2002
Paul Attanasio
Washington Post
High and Low illuminates its world with a wholeness and complexity you rarely see in film.
by rottentomatoes, Jan 01, 2000

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