High and Low

High and Low (1963)

From Akira Kurosawa, director of "Yojimbo" and "Sanjuro" comes a tense, taut film of a modern "perfect crime" with more excitement than even Hitchcock could create.

  • Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller, Mystery
  • Release Date: 1963-03-01
  • User Rating: 8.2/10 from 797 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 22min
  • Language: 日本語
  • Production Company: TOHO
  • Production Country: Japan
  • Director: Akira Kurosawa
star 8.3/10
From 797 Ratings

Summary

A shoe company executive who has mortgaged everything he has becomes a victim of extortion when his chauffeur's son is kidnapped and is conflicted over whether he should pay the ransom.

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  • Toshirō Mifune

    as Kingo Gondo
  • Tatsuya Nakadai

    as Chief Detective Tokura
  • Kyōko Kagawa

    as Reiko Gondo
  • Tatsuya Mihashi

    as Kawanishi, Gondo's secretary
  • Isao Kimura

    as Detective Arai
  • Kenjirō Ishiyama

    as Chief Detective 'Bos'n' Taguchi
  • Takeshi Katō

    as Detective Nakao
  • Takashi Shimura

    as Chief of Investigation Section
  • Jun Tazaki

    as Kamiya, National Shoes Publicity Director
  • Nobuo Nakamura

    as Ishimaru, National Shoes Design Department Director
  • Yūnosuke Itō

    as Baba - National Shoes Executive
  • Tsutomu Yamazaki

    as Ginjirô Takeuchi - Medical Intern
  • Minoru Chiaki

    as First Reporter
  • Eijirō Tōno

    as Factory Worker
  • Masao Shimizu

    as Prison Warden
  • Yutaka Sada

    as Aoki - the Chauffeur
  • Masahiko Shimazu

    as Shinichi Aoki
  • Toshio Egi

    as Jun Gondo
  • Kōji Mitsui

    as Second Reporter
  • Kyū Sazanka

    as First Creditor
  • Susumu Fujita

    as Chief of First Investigating Section
  • Kamatari Fujiwara

    as Junkyard Cook
  • Yoshio Tsuchiya

    as Detective Murata
  • Kazuo Kitamura

    as Third Reporter
  • Gen Shimizu

    as Chief Physician
  • Akira Nagoya

    as Detective Yamamoto
  • Jun Hamamura

    as Second Creditor
  • Masao Oda

    as First Executor at Tax Office
  • Kō Nishimura

    as Third Creditor
  • Yoshifumi Tajima

    as Chief Prison Officer
  • Koji Kiyomura

    as Fish Market Office Worker
  • Hiroshi Unayama

    as Detective Shimada
  • Yoshisuke Makino

    as Detective Takahashi
  • Jun Kondô

    as Identification Center Worker
  • Tomo Suzuki

    as Detective Koike
  • Senkichi Ōmura

    as Messenger Passing Note to Intern
  • Kazuo Kato

    as Identification Center Worker
  • Ikio Sawamura

    as Yokohama Station Trolley Man
  • Kin Sugai

    as Female Drug Addict
  • Keiko Tomita

    as Murder Victim
  • Isao Onoda

    as Male Drug Addict
  • Seiichi Taguchi

    as Detective Nakamura
  • Takeo Matsushita

    as Second Executor at Tax Office
  • Kiyoshi Yamamoto

    as Detective Ueno
  • Kenji Kodama

    as Detective Hara
  • Minoru Itō

    as Detective
  • Haruo Suzuki

    as Undercover Detective 'Drug Addict'
  • Kōzō Nomura

    as Detective (uncredited)
Writing Akira Kurosawa Screenplay
Directing Akira Kurosawa Director
Editing Akira Kurosawa Editor
Production Akira Kurosawa Producer
Writing Hideo Oguni Screenplay
Writing Evan Hunter Novel
Sound Masaru Satō Original Music Composer
Production Tomoyuki Tanaka Producer
Sound Franz Schubert Music
Directing Shirō Moritani Assistant Director
Art Yoshirō Muraki Production Design
Writing Ryūzō Kikushima Screenplay
Production Ryūzō Kikushima Producer
Camera Asakazu Nakai Director of Photography
Directing Yōichi Matsue Assistant Director
Camera Yudai Kato Camera Intern
Camera Takao Saitō Director of Photography
Writing Eijirō Hisaita Screenplay
Directing Teruyo Nogami Script Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Miyuki Suzuki Costume Design
Directing Kenjirô Ohmori Assistant Director
Camera Kazutami Hara First Assistant Camera
Crew Akio Nojima Property Master
Editing Reiko Kaneko Editorial Production Assistant
Sound Hisashi Shimonaga Sound Mixer
Directing Masanobu Deme Assistant Director
Lighting Hiromitsu Mori Lighting Technician
Sound Fumio Yanoguchi Sound Designer
Production Hiroshi Nezu Production Supervisor
Sound Ichirô Minawa Sound Effects Editor
Lighting Ichirō Inohara Lighting Technician
Camera Masaharu Ueda Assistant Camera

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