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New Plaza Cinema: The Bad Sleep Well

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1963. 151 Min.

THE BAD SLEEP WELL An industrialist seeks to avenge his father’s death, leading to tragedy, in this depiction of “feudal capitalism.” The Japanese corporate world is infused with cut-throat Samurai warrior-like values in this excellent film. Outstandingly directed in a modern setting, it is a film noir that rises to the level of a Shakespearean drama, and, truly, one of Kurosawa’s major artistic achievements.

In Japanese with English subtitles.


  • Toshirô Mifune
  • Masayuki Mori
  • Kyôko Kagawa
  • Directed by Akira Kurosawa


Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre

Expected Run Time is 151 minutes

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