High and Low

An executive mortgages all he owns to stage a coup and gain control of the National Shoe Company, with the intent of keeping the company out of the hands of incompetent and greedy executives. He needs the same money, though, to pay the ransom that will possibly save a child's life. His resolution of that dilemma -- the certain loss of the company vs. the probable loss of the child -- makes for one distinct drama, and an ensuing elaborate police procedure makes for a second.

Year

1963

Movie time

143 min

Directed by

Akira Kurosawa

Cast

Toshirô Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Kyôko Kagawa, Tatsuya Mihashi

8.4/10

IMDB

95%

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