High and Low

High and Low ★★★★★

Kurosawa's High and Low starts as a corporate drama and soon turns into a thrilling chamber drama with moral dilemma.The movie is divided into two parts,the first half being a living room drama,while the second half being a procedural thriller completely shot outside.

As the title suggests,the movie focuses on social class distinction.The cinematography beautifully captures the rich and the poor living in high heavens and lower hells respectively. The camerawork in the train sequence is terrific.

Powered by Toshiro Mifune's impeccable performance showing his rage and compassion to the fullest and supported by an outstanding ensemble cast especially Tatsuya Nakadai,Kurosawa's narrative style is so riveting that it keeps the viewer tensed throughout the film.

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