They Who Step On The Tiger's Tail

They Who Step On The Tiger's Tail

Synopsis

This early Kurosawa film is based on a traditional story that exists in both Noh and Kabuki stage versions, with director making use of elements from both. A young nobleman has to cross a checkpoint in his flight from a vengeful brother, and impersonates a porter to do so; one of his juniors has to beat him to make the deception more convincing, but thereby violates one of the prime tenets of the feudal code.

Technical Specs

Director: Akira Kurosawa
Year: 1945
Country: Japan
Language: Japanese
Duration: 57 min
Colour: B/W
Certificate: PG
Alternate Title: Tora No O Wo Fumu Otokotachi