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RED BEARD

RED BEARD

  • Directed by Akira Kurosawa
  • Starring Toshirô Mifune, Yûzô Kayama, Tsutomu Yamazaki
  • 1965 | 180mins | Japan | rated (15)

Aspiring to an easy job as personal physician to a wealthy family, Noboru Yasumoto (Yûzô Kayama) is disappointed when his first post after medical school takes him to a small country clinic under the gruff doctor Red Beard (Toshirô Mifune). Yasumoto rebels in numerous ways, but Red Beard proves a wise and patient teacher. He gradually introduces his student to the unglamorous side of the profession, ultimately assigning him to care for a prostitute (Terumi Niki) rescued from a local brothel.