Rhapsody in August (1991)
as Tadao, Kane's Son
as Machiko, Tadao's Wife
as Yoshie, Kane's Daughter
as Noboru, Yoshie's Husband
as Tateo, Yoshie's Son
as Minako, Yoshie's Daughter
Critic Reviews for Rhapsody in August
These days, people are more interested in Kurosawa than he is in being Kurosawa.
There's more narrative movement here than in Dreams, but the pedagogic humanism still gets bogged down in facile simplification.
A beautiful reminder from octogenarian Akira Kurosawa that he's still the master.
Mr. Gere gives a good, self-effacing performance in a role that's a little unreal. He speaks his own Japanese dialogue easily and is at the center of one of Mr. Kurosawa's most breathtaking moments.
Plain and simple, Rhapsody is mediocre pap. It's nothing compared with his previous work.
Audience Reviews for Rhapsody in August
A fine little film by Kurosawa. Plain but evocative. I like late-stage Kurosawa.
Well,it isn't the worst Kurosawa,that's a gravity point.It's pathetic nonetheless.Piety and respect to the fruitful generation in spite of the elders' guidance and alternatively,the cycle continues by giving props to the what occurred in a critical epoch of a land e.g. the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima/Nagasaki.Props as in mournful homage.All's well that end's well but what's the utter point for all this?Just for Gere commercial?
Not one of Kurosawa's best, bust visually stunning.
Discuss Rhapsody in August on our Movie forum!