High and Low (1963)

High and Low (1963)

High and Low (1963)

Kurosawa transforms an Ed McBain thriller into an epic moral tale in which a man is faced with a terrible dilemma when his son is kidnapped.

"Toshiro Mifune stars as Gondo, a wealthy businessman who lives in a fine house on top of a hill overlooking the city. He’s about to swing a deal that will make him very rich when he receives a message to say that his small son has been kidnapped – and an unrealistically high ransom is being demanded for his safe return. But the boy is safe: it was Gondo’s chauffeur’s son who was kidnapped by mistake. So the question is asked: is the son of a chauffeur worth the same as the son of a businessman?" (David Stratton)

1963Rating: PG, Drug themes153 minsJapanJapanese with English subtitles
CrimeDramaMysteryThrillerWorld Cinema
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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

press

High and Low illuminates its world with a wholeness and complexity you rarely see in film.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

One of the best detective thrillers ever filmed.

5.0
The Washington Post

The Washington Post

press

High and Low illuminates its world with a wholeness and complexity you rarely see in film.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

One of the best detective thrillers ever filmed.

5.0

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