History Film / Ran

9th Apr '16 10:48:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* SceneryGorn: Oh, man, the attack on the Third Castle scene. Oh. God. That will overlap as NightmareFuel for a lot of people. The sheer brutality of that scene was even the basis for the Omaha Beach scene in SavingPrivateRyan, right down to the soldier holding his torn arm.

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* SceneryGorn: Oh, man, the attack on the Third Castle scene. Oh. God. That will overlap as NightmareFuel for a lot of people. The sheer brutality of that scene was even the basis for the Omaha Beach scene in SavingPrivateRyan, ''Film/SavingPrivateRyan'', right down to the soldier holding his torn arm.
9th Apr '16 10:47:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Gorn}}: The battle scenes are remarkably brutal. The sack of the Third Castle inspired the aftermath of Omaha Beach in ''SavingPrivateRyan''.

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* {{Gorn}}: The battle scenes are remarkably brutal. The sack of the Third Castle inspired the aftermath of Omaha Beach in ''SavingPrivateRyan''.''Film/SavingPrivateRyan''.
2nd Mar '16 8:42:08 AM SinNanna
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* DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler: Taro, after being built up as a big threat, is unceremoniously shot by a random sniper while triumphantly riding into the Third Castle. His wife Kaede doesn't mind a bit.]]

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* DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler: Taro, after being built up as a big threat, is unceremoniously shot by a random sniper (or possibly his own troops) while triumphantly riding into the Third Castle. His wife Kaede doesn't mind a bit.]]



* UndyingLoyalty: Tango continues to serve Hidetora even after being exiled by him.



* {{Yandere}}: Lady Kaede pretends to be one to [[spoiler: push Jiro into murdering Lady Sue. It works.]]

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* {{Yandere}}: Lady Kaede pretends to be one to [[spoiler: push Jiro into murdering Lady Sue. It works.]]]] In truth, she hates him just as much as the rest of his family.
29th Feb '16 12:46:46 AM TrollBrutal
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* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Kaede receives a quick and painless death at Kurogane's hands after accomplishing her every goal in the film.]]
28th Feb '16 12:36:11 AM SinNanna
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* DarkerAndEdgier: Easily one of the darkest films Creator/AkiraKurosawa ever made.
28th Feb '16 12:26:53 AM SinNanna
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** Hidetora was a cruel warlord who murdered countless people to build his empire and never showed an ounce of pity or mercy to his victims. [[spoiler: By the end, because of his own hubris and the machinations of one of his victims, his lands are in ruins, his children dead, and he is reduced to an insane, remorseful wanderer who can only meekly sit and wait for death.]]

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** Hidetora was a cruel warlord who murdered countless people to build his empire and never showed an ounce of pity or mercy to his victims. [[spoiler: By the end, because of his own hubris and the machinations of one of his victims, his lands are in ruins, his children dead, and he is reduced to an insane, remorseful wanderer who can only meekly sit barely remember his own name. When he finally dies of a heart attack, it's with the knowledge that all the blood he spilled and wait for death.the empire he built was meaningless.]]



* KillItWithFire: What happens to the Third Castle.

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* KillItWithFire: What happens to the Third Castle. Hidetora did this years earlier to Sue and Tsurumaru's castle.
* KillTheCutie: [[spoiler: Lady Sue, the most innocent and kindhearted character in the film, is murdered by her own husband at Lady Kaede's behest.]]
28th Feb '16 12:21:42 AM SinNanna
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** Hidetora was a cruel warlord who murdered countless people to build his empire and never showed an ounce of pity or mercy to his victims. [[spoiler: By the end, because of his own hubris and the machinations of one of his victims, his lands are in ruins, his children dead, and he is reduced to an insane, remorseful wanderer who can only meekly sit and wait for death.]]



* SparedbytheAdaptation: Kyoami, compared to Shakespeare's Fool.

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* SparedbytheAdaptation: SparedByTheAdaptation: Kyoami, compared to Shakespeare's Fool.


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* TragicHero: Hidetora is a classic example, a great man brought low by his own flaws and mistakes.
28th Feb '16 12:01:36 AM SinNanna
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* ChekhovsGunman: Literally with Jiro's riflemen, [[spoiler: who kill Saburo at the end.]]



* DeadpanSnarker: Kurogane.

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* DeadpanSnarker: Kurogane.Kurogane, while mocking Kaede to her face.



* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Hidetora finally reconciles with Saburo, and they ride off to put down the rebellions... then Saburo gets shot, and Hidetora dies of a heart attack. Kyoami is left crying and wondering if the gods exist, and if so, whethet or not they're sadists. Jiro learns of Kaede's manipulations, has her killed, and rides off to an uncertain fate against the Ayabe army.]]

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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Hidetora finally reconciles with Saburo, and they ride off to put down the rebellions... then Saburo gets shot, and Hidetora dies of a heart attack. Kyoami is left crying and wondering if the gods exist, and if so, whethet whether or not they're sadists. Jiro learns of Kaede's manipulations, has kills her killed, as she declares her victory, and rides off to an uncertain fate against the Ayabe army.]]


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* HopeSpot: [[spoiler: Saburo finds Hidetora and manages to finally reconcile with him, promising that they can live in peace in Lord Fujimaki's lands. As they ride away together, Jiro's riflemen finally arrive and shoot Saburo dead, causing Hidetora to die of a heart attack.]]
27th Feb '16 11:52:42 PM SinNanna
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* EvilCounterpart: Kaede to Sue. Both are the daughters of families that Hidetora slaughtered, who were forcefully married to his sons. However, while Sue takes refuge in her Buddhist faith and bears no ill will towards Hidetora or his family, Kaede seethes with hatred for all of them and plots to have them destroy each other when Hidetora's abdication provides an opening. [[spoiler: Hammered home when Kaede has Sue murdered as part of her plans.]]



** Tsurumaru. Done offscreen, thankfully.

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** Tsurumaru.Tsurumaru's eyes were gouged out in exchange for sparing his life. Done offscreen, thankfully.



* TheExile: Saburo is exiled after he forcefully tries to talk sense to his father.
** Rather than kill him, Hidetora had Tsurumaru's eyes torn out and exiled him into the wilderness.



** Saburo's general also counts, managing to defeat [[spoiler: Jiro's much larger army]] in the field without losing a single man.



* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: Two retainers help defeat their master, Hidetora. Hidetora's son rewards them as they agreed, however he then explains that he can't very well have retainers who obviously disregard loyalty to their master, and kicks them out. Later on they wander too close to one of Hidetora's loyal followers and get chased down and killed

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* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: Two retainers help defeat their master, Hidetora. Hidetora's son rewards them as they agreed, however he then explains that he can't very well have retainers who obviously disregard loyalty to their master, and kicks them out. Later on they wander too close to one of Hidetora's loyal followers and get chased down and killedkilled.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Lady Kaede's family was murdered by Hidetora, who took their ancestral castle for his own and married her to one of his sons. Years later, when Hidetora's old age provides an opening, she seizes the opportunity to manipulate his house into a civil war, [[spoiler: bringing about the deaths of him and all his sons and the ruination of their lands.]]


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* WildHair: Tsurumaru's hair is appropriately long and unkempt for a blind hermit. Hidetora's gets this way after going completely insane.
27th Feb '16 11:30:11 PM SinNanna
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* FaceDeathWithDignity: Attempted twice by Hidetora when the Third Castle is attacked. First he grabs his sword and runs out to meet the attackers, intending to die in battle, but it breaks against the armor of the first person he hits it with. After this he runs back inside and attempts seppuku, but cannot find a sword to do it with, and so he [[HeroicBSOD just sits motionless in the burning tower and waits to die.]] Even then, the men assume him to be dead anyway and don't come to kill him. [[TraumaCongaLine Hidetora isn't getting off the hook that easily.]]



* WhatTheHellHero: His most loyal son gives Hidetora one when he decides to divide the domain in three parts.

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* WhatTheHellHero: His Saburo, his most loyal son son, gives Hidetora one when he decides to divide the domain in three parts.
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