Legendary Japanese auteur Akira Kurosawa sets Shakespeare's classic tragedy "King Lear" against a samurai backdrop, re-envisioning the timeless story through the eyes of a warlord (Tatsuya Nakadai) who transfers his kingdom to his eldest son. When a power struggle ensues, incited by the warlord's two disinherited younger sons, it results in a masterful tale of family strife that ranks among the maestro's most compelling films.

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