High and Low
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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- Akira Kurosawa
- This movie is
- 1964 Golden Globe Awards
- Best Foreign Language Film nominee
NRNot rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
NoLanguage and sound
Japanese: Dolby Digital 4.0Other features
black and white; interactive menus.
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Common Sense Note
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it