Original title: Tengoku no jigoku
Directors: Kurosawa, Akira
Cast: Toshiro Mifune, Kyoko Kagawa
Japan 1963 | Black & white | 143 mins
Avaliable on: 35mm, DVD
Based on an Ed McBain crime novel, High and Low tells the gripping story of a high-stakes corporate kidnapping that goes wrong when a chauffeur’s son, thought to be the son of a businessman, is mistakenly abducted. Kurosawa’s usual compositional brilliance serves this tale of moral uncertainty exceedingly well, with Toshiro Mifune bringing great depth to his character.