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Plot: An executive of a shoe company becomes a victim of extortion when his chauffeur’s son is kidnapped and held for ransom.
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Intense and Highly Entertaining
“High and Low” could be considered two movies. The first, “High” takes place in Kingo Gondo’s (Mifune’s) hilltop mansion. The crime occurs and what follows in the next hour is one of the most meticulous and brilliantly constructed film segments I have ever seen! The first half of the film could almost be considered theatre. It is static and deceptively simple but…..so intense! The ensemble acting is superb with Mifune a stand out as usual! Connecting these two movies is the train sequence. After the calculated intensity of the first part this scene comes at you like a sledgehammer! These four or five minutes are magnificent! So very exciting and so very quick it leaves you drained when it ends! “Low” begins with the hunt for the criminal. Only “Stray Dog” comes closer to capturing the cop’s decent into hell. This last part of the film is fast and furious. We are no longer an observer. We have become part of the chase. First, we know who the criminal is. The police do not know and what follows is a fascinating puzzle being put together before our eyes! The last scene in the film is unexpected, deeply disturbing and left me numb and staring at the TV screen after the film had ended. Like Gondo we are left with the answers that we did not want to hear.
This long film, detailing the botched kidnapping of a businessman’s son, captivates the audience due to its emotional acting and methodical depiction of excruciating detective work. The first half sets up the businessman and his ruthless companions, a window into a world of status and success, all threatened by the ransom. The emotions and stakes are laid bare as Mr. Gondo must choose between the boy’s life and his own, his wife is dismissed at every turn and Aoki is reduced to begging his boss. After the boy is found, the second half of the film begins, which takes place in the streets and slums of the city. This was an interesting window into another part of society, and a fascinating depiction of low-tech investigative methods, but it dragged on too much at times.
Original Language ja
Runtime 2 hr 23 min (143 min), 1 hr 48 min (108 min) (Italy)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Crime, Drama, Mystery
Director Akira Kurosawa
Writer Hideo Oguni, Ryûzô Kikushima, Eijirô Hisaita
Actors Toshirô Mifune, Yutaka Sada, Tatsuya Nakadai
Awards 3 wins & 3 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix 4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System)
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Film Length 3,924 m (10 reels), 3,925 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Tohoscope (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm