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muški rodlično ime
(1929-) Japanese director. His film Rashomon 1950 introduced Western audiences to Japanese cinema. Epics such as Shichinin no samurai/Seven Samurai 1954 combine spectacle with intimate human drama. Kurosawa’s films with a contemporary setting include Drunken Angel 1948 and Ikiru/Living 1952, both using illness as metaphor. Yojimbo 1961, Kagemusha 1981, and Ran 1985 (loosely based on Shakespeare’s King Lear) are historical films with an increasingly bleak outlook.