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So the initial motive of the hero is simple revenge , though his young wife inspires him a deep tenderness .
It should be noted, by the way, that the selfless and straightforward acting in Kurosawa's films is amongst the best you will ever see.
The Bad Sleep Well is not Kurosawa's most memorable film, yet it augments many scenes with artistic brilliance.
How can you like an old black and white Japanese movie with English subtitles? I had to do a paper on it (because it is considered to be an adaptation of Hamlet) in my ENC2 class... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Craig Arnold
I don’t much write reviews here anymore, but thought it might benefit one or two people considering watching this film to know it will be a complete waste of their time. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Daiho
The Iron Triangle is a label often applied to inherently corrupt (by the standards of most giajin) and inclusive business relationships consisting of government ministry... Read morePublished 14 months ago by William F. Flanigan Jr.
This is one of the best of Kurasawa's second level films. Not up to Hign and Low, but above Dursu Usala.Published 22 months ago by Stephen J. Teller
It's Kurosawa. What else can we say? It's Criterion - guaranteed quality. Good deal, good film, good company. Buy it.Published on December 4, 2012 by I Got Popcorn
I don't understand how this film could receive a poor review! The film is very loosely based on Hamlet, the main similarities revolve around the revenge and corruption themes. Read morePublished on December 15, 2010 by Christopher Barrett
Kurosawa's early movies offer a fascinating look into post-WWII Japan. Watch for remaining hints of the US occupation. Marvel at how far Japan has come in just over 50 years. Read morePublished on November 16, 2009 by Toragaiko
Akira Kurosawa's 1960 black and white film, The Bad Sleep Well (Warui Yatsu Hodo Yoku Nemuru), is often compared to William Shakespeare's Hamlet, but it's an inapt comparison for,... Read morePublished on September 18, 2008 by Cosmoetica