Kurosawa Akira


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 (ko͝or′ə-sä′wə, ko͞o′rô-sä′wä), Akira 1910-1998.
Japanese director whose films set in feudal Japan, including Rashomon (1950), The Seven Samurai (1954), and Ran (1985), have greatly influenced American and European filmmaking.
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