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26. Ran (#137)

Man is born crying. When he has cried enough, he listens to this podcast.

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, The 250 is a fortnightly trip through some of the best (and worst) movies ever made, as voted for by Internet Movie Database Users. New episodes are released every second Saturday at 6pm GMT, with the occasional bonus episode between them.

This time, Akira Kurusawa’s Ran.

Loosely inspired by King Lear, Akira Kurusawa’s epic saga charts betrayal and disorder in feudal Japan. When an ageing warlord surrenders his lands to his children, he has no idea of the destruction that he will unleash upon his family.

At time of recording, it was ranked the 137th best movie of all time on the Internet Movie Database.

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