High and Low [天国と地獄]


Directed By: Akira Kurosawa

1963 / Japanese / 143 min

Although famous for his iconic samurai period pieces, Kurosawa fashions a classic of noir cinema in this police procedural about a botched kidnapping. A masterful use of shot composition and character development earned the film recognition as one of the best detective thrillers of all time.

For a brief preview of this film by IC co-directors Chip Oscarson and Marc Yamada, listen to the IC podcast: “From the Booth” Fall 2019 Episode 7.

IMDB Movie Page: www.imdb.com/title/tt0057565/

The trailer below is provided for reference and connects to a non-BYU site. International Cinema is not responsible for the content.

Screened Semesters:

  • 2019 Fall