The Bad Sleep Well
dir. Akira Kurasawa, Japan, 1960, 35mm, b/w, Japanese w/ English subtitles, 150 min.
A young executive hunts down his father’s killer in director Akira Kurosawa’s scathing The Bad Sleep Well. Continuing his legendary collaboration with actor Toshiro Mifune, Kurosawa combines elements of Hamlet and American film noir to chilling effect in exposing the corrupt boardrooms of postwar corporate Japan.