The Bad Sleep Well
Drama | Japanese with English subtitles | 151 minutes
Public Development Corporation Vice President Iwabuchi is attending the wedding reception of his daughter Yoshiko to his ambitious secretary Kôichi Nishi. Police interrupt the reception to arrest Wada, a corporate assistant officer, on charges of bribery and kickbacks. The arrest and the wedding cake with its peculiar design of the corporate headquarters, remind Nishi of the hushed-up death of his father. Feeling his father was murdered, Nishi is determined to avenge his father’s death.
Why Stream This Film?
- Rotten Tomatoes Score (Critics Consensus): 100%
- Berlin International Film Festival: Winner, Best Director (Akira Kurosawa)
- The film received a perfect 100% Rotten Tomatoes score.
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A well-done thriller with Kurosawa’s usual social overtones.
THE BAD SLEEP WELL is an aggressive and chilling drama of modern-day Japan, exposing a fringe of big business in the forthright manner of an American gangster film. This is a powerful and interesting picture that Kurosawa has made.
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