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High and Low (1963)
Starring: Toshiro Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Category: Foreign, Suspense / Thriller, Independent
Studio: Criterion
143 mins



Akira Kurasawa's exquisitely crafted adaptation of an Ed McBain mystery and is one of the greatest suspense films ever made.Toshiro Mifune and Tatsuya Nakadai star in a film about a kidnapping that goes terribly wrong.
Toshiro Mifune stars as a wealthy industrialist whose family becomes the target of a ruthless kidnapper in Akira Kurosawa's exemplary film noir.Based on Ed McBain's detective novel "King's Ransom," High and Low is both a riveting thriller and a brilliant commentary on contemporary Japanese society.


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