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THE BAD SLEEP WELL

THE BAD SLEEP WELL

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THE BAD SLEEP WELL

  • Directed by Akira Kurosawa
  • Starring Toshirô Mifune, Masayuki Mori, Kyôko Kagawa
  • 1960 | 131mins | Japan | rated (PG)

In this loose adaptation of "Hamlet," illegitimate son Kôichi Nishi (Toshirô Mifune) climbs to a high position within a Japanese corporation and marries the crippled daughter (Kyôko Kagawa) of company vice president Iwabuchi (Masayuki Mori). At the reception, the wedding cake is a replica of their corporate headquarters, but an aspect of the design reminds the party of the hushed-up death of Nishi's father. It is then that Nishi unleashes his plan to avenge his father's death.