The Idiot

Overview

A former soldier is branded an idiot because of his epileptic seizures caused by wartime experiences. He shows unbridled compassion for people after he moves in with friends of his family as he tries to help a young man ruined by the war and a woman hounded by a wealthy but cruel suitor. All the characters are victims of the war and its devastating emotional aftershocks. Taken from Feodor Dostoyevsky's classic novel, the screenplay was written by the film's director, Akira ...
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Overview

A former soldier is branded an idiot because of his epileptic seizures caused by wartime experiences. He shows unbridled compassion for people after he moves in with friends of his family as he tries to help a young man ruined by the war and a woman hounded by a wealthy but cruel suitor. All the characters are victims of the war and its devastating emotional aftershocks. Taken from Feodor Dostoyevsky's classic novel, the screenplay was written by the film's director, Akira Kurosawa.
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Special Features

Chapter search; Subtitles: Chinese, English ; Director's biography and filmography; Interactive menus
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/15/2003
  • EAN: 4895033730699
  • Original Release: 1951
  • Source: Panorama
  • Region Code: 3
  • Presentation: Black & White
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: Japanese
  • Time: 2:46:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 81,475

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Masayuki Mori Kinji Kameda, the idiot
Toshiro Mifune Denkichi Akama
Setsuko Hara Taeko Nasu
Yoshiko Kuga Ayako Uno
Mitsuyo Akashi Akama's Mother
Minoru Chiaki Mutsuo Kayama
Chiyoko Fumiya Noriko
Bokuzen Hidari Karube
Daisuke Inoue Kaoru
Kokuten Kodo Jyunpei
Eiko Miyoshi Kayama's Mother
Noriko Sengoku Takako
Eijiro Yanagi Tohata
Chieko Higashiyama Satoki Ono, the Mother
Takashi Shimura Ono, the father
Technical Credits
Akira Kurosawa Director, Screenwriter
Fumio Hayasaka Score Composer
Eijiro Hisaita Screenwriter
Takashi Koide Producer
So Matsuyama Art Director
Shinobu Muraki Production Designer
Yoshiro Muraki Production Designer
Choichi Nakai Cinematographer
T. Saito Editor
Toshio Ubukata Cinematographer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Chapter 1 [4:19]
2. Chapter 2 [12:52]
3. Chapter 3 [10:00]
4. Chapter 4 [10:43]
5. Chapter 5 [29:15]
6. Chapter 6 [4:54]
7. Chapter 7 [15:19]
8. Chapter 8 [8:56]
9. Chapter 9 [8:51]
10. Chapter 10 [12:38]
11. Chapter 11 [14:19]
12. Chapter 12 [18:24]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play
   Chapters
   Subtitles
      Chinese
      English
   Director's Biography
   Filmography
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