Kurosawa classic High & Low at the CORPORATE BODIES Film Fest
CBFF is proud to present the Akira Kurosawa classic High & Low. Kurosawa is probably the most famous author/director to come out of Japan. Classics like Rashomon, Seven Samurai, Ikiru, Throne of Blood, Yojimbo, Kagemusha or Ran have changed the face of cinema and influenced many Western classics.
The Hidden Fortress was the inspiration for Star Wars, Yojimbo had a remake with A Fistfull of Dollars (Sergio Leone, Clint Eastwood) and The Seven Samurai was remade as The Magnificent Seven only to be the source of inspiration for the 2016 Quentin Tarantino flic The Hateful Eight. High & Low (1963) which was rarely shown in the Netherlands tells the story of a director of a shoe manufacturing company. It reveals how Japanese business is done, at least in 1963, and how their way of business was sadly misinterpreted in the beginning of the 80’s in Europe and America.
The film shows that it is not just discipline and order in Japan, but that their is an enigmatic dark side to it. Exactly the dark side we all love. It exposes a world of deceit, fraud, violence, drugs, all in Kurosawa’s unique style. A wild train ride going high and low and into heaven and hell. Don’t miss it and don’t forget to fasten your seat belts, and get your tickets while they’re hot and available.