Akira Kurosawa. What else can I say? What I enjoy about subtitled movies is that they require me to pay attention. I can’t tune out, or the entire thing is lost on me.

I loved how the characters played against each other, how small the set was for such a large piece on society as a whole.

It made me wonder if it is ok to use bad people when on the path to a better place. The movie made me think about decisions, consequences and helping others.

Like all of Kurosawa’s work, it made me think.