Rashomon Trailer & Clips


Rashomon (also know as Rashômon) full movie is released on Dec 26, 1951. Watch Rashomon online - the Japanese Crime movie from Japan , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $46,808. Rashomon is directed by Akira Kurosawa and created by Ryûnosuke Akutagawa with Toshirô Mifune and Machiko Kyô. Rashomon is available online on HBO Max and HBO Max Amazon Channel.

A priest, a woodcutter and another man are taking refuge from a rainstorm in the shell of a former gatehouse called Rashômon. The priest and the woodcutter are recounting the story of a murdered samurai whose body the woodcutter discovered three days earlier in a forest grove. Both were summoned to testify at the murder trial, the priest who ran into the samurai and his wife traveling through the forest just before the murder occurred. Three other people who testified at the trial are supposedly the only direct witnesses: a notorious bandit named Tajômaru, who allegedly murdered the samurai and raped his wife; the white veil cloaked wife of the samurai; and the samurai himself who testifies through the use of a medium. The three tell a similarly structured story - that Tajômaru kidnapped and bound the samurai so that he could rape the wife - but which ultimately contradict each other, the motivations and the actual killing being what differ. The woodcutter reveals at Rashômon that he knows more than he let on at the trial, thus bringing into question his own actions. But another discovery at Rashômon and the resulting actions from the discovery bring back into focus the woodcutter's own humanity or lack thereof.

As know as:

Rashômon, らしょうもん, Рашьомон, Расёмон, A vihar kapujában

Release Date:

Dec 26, 1950

Release Date (Streaming):

Apr 02, 2002





Stream Service:

RKO Radio Pictures

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The husband, the wife...or the bandit?, The great, exciting Japanese production that brings a new experience to the cinema., Exciting and Unusual Japanese Drama!, 1951 GRAND PRIZE Venice Film Festival


Peter Bradshaw
by rottentomatoes, Jun 17, 2010
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
What Akira Kurosawa and his tiny production team wrought is now an accepted maxim of modern life, a creed by which to live in a world where everyone has a blog and an opinion.
by rottentomatoes, Apr 22, 2010
Jonathan F. Richards
Not many movies make such an impact that their names enter into the language. Rashomon is such a movie
by rottentomatoes, Mar 02, 2010

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