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High and Low

1963 Rated NR 2hr 23m

Known for his historical epics, director Akira Kurosawa was also a fan of American film noir and detective novels -- which explains why he based High and Low (also known as Heaven and Hell) on an Ed McBain story. Toshirô Mifune plays a wealthy corporate boss who must choose between saving his company and paying the ransom for his chauffeur's kidnapped child. Kurosawa uses his brilliant visual style to reinforce the film's sociological themes.

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Movie Details

1964 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Foreign Language Film nominee
Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Widescreen 2.35:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

Japanese: Dolby Digital 4.0

Other features

black and white; interactive menus.