Bad Sleep Well, The
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This was Akira Kurosawa's first independent feature and for it he adapted an Ed McBain thriller, transposing the action to Japan. In this tale of revenge, Koichi Nishi (Toshiro Mifune) obtains a position as private scretary to Iwabuchi (Masayuki Mori), the government official he suspects killed his father. Nishi then marries Iwabuchi's daughter and plans a fitting retribution.
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25 July 2005
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Koichi Nishi (Toshiro Mifune) is a grieving son seeking revenge for the 'Suicide' of his father. By assuming a new identitiy he rises through the ranks of Public Corporation and cynically marries the President's daughter to better infiltrate the company and espose the corrupt practise that was responsible for his farther's death. However, as Koichi falls in love with his wife, disaster looms.
The first Feature brought out under the aegis of Kurosawa's own production company is an impressive tale of greed, corporat corruption and revenge. It is a powerful indictment of the dark side of business and politics which distintive overtones of Hamlet.
The Bad Sleep Well was shot in glorious Tohoscope and had previously only been avaliable in a shortened international version - BFI Video is proud to finally release the film in tis uncut, origional form.
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