Hamlet (adaptation) - The Bad Sleep Well - Akira Kurosawa - Official Trailer - 1960 - 4K

Throne of Blood (Japanese: 蜘蛛巣城, Hepburn: Kumonosu-jō, lit. 'Spider Web Castle') is a 1957 Japanese jidaigeki film co-written, produced, edited, and directed by Akira Kurosawa,. The film transposes the plot of William Shakespeare's play Macbeth from Medieval Scotland to feudal Japan, with stylistic elements drawn from Noh drama. The film stars Toshiro Mifune and Isuzu Yamada in the lead roles, modelled on the characters Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

Throne of Blood was Kurosawa's second encounter with Shakespeare during his career. In 1960, Kurosawa directed The Bad Sleep Well, based on Shakespeare's Hamlet. In 1985, he directed the film Ran, based on King Lear. Despite the changes in setting and language, all three films have received critical acclaim.

CAST Toshiro Mifune: Taketoki Washizu (Macbeth) Isuzu Yamada: Lady Asaji Washizu (Lady Macbeth) Takashi Shimura: Noriyasu Odagura (Macduff) Akira Kubo: Yoshiteru Miki (Fleance) Yōichi Tachikawa: Kunimaru Tsuzuki (Malcolm) Minoru Chiaki: Yoshiaki Miki (Banquo]) Takamaru Sasaki: Lord Kuniharu Tsuzuki (King Duncan)

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Screen Adaptation - Co-Production : MISANTHROPOS – Official Website - [ LINK ]
Adapted by Maximianno Cobra, from Shakespeare's "Timon of Athens", the film exposes the timeless challenge of social hypocrisy, disillusion and annihilation against the poetics of friendship, love, and beauty.


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