This past weekend, I watched Rashomon, another great film by Akira Kurosawa. Once again, just like the Seven Samurai, this is an incredible film by Kurosawa that I highly recommend.
The film is about the rape of a samurai's wife and of the four very differing accounts of the crime described by four witnesses, including bizarrely, the murdered samurai through a medium (this scene was very strange but also very interesting).
The lighting, the acting, the writing, all classic Kurosawa. One of the greatest directors in history.
I did not understand the significance of the Rashomon temple to the movie however. I porbably am just missing something so someone maybe can explain the significance of the temple. I understand that the monk in the film belonged to the Rashomon temple and the temple was the setting of the characters who were describing there recollections of the crime. But I am not sure why the film is called Rashomon just based on that.
I highly recommend it.