High and Low

  |  Buy to Own: 24/10/2011
  |  143 min
Rated 12 by the BBFC
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Akira Kurosawa directs this loose adaptation of Ed McBain's crime novel. Industrialist Kingo Gondo (Toshiro Mifune) faces a dilemma when a kidnapper snatches the son of his chauffeur by mistake: if he pays the ransom, he will not be able to take over the shoe company he works for, and will face ruin as a result. Meanwhile, police pursue the kidnapper (Tsutomu Yamazaki) through the waterfront bars and heroin dens he frequents.