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The Bad Sleep Well (PG) S

Wednesday 28 September 2016 to Thursday 29 September 2016

The Bad Sleep Well (PG) S

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  • Director Akira Kurosawa
  • Origin Japan
  • Year 1960
  • Duration 151 minutes

Koichi Nishi (Toshiro Mifune) is a grieving son seeking revenge for the suicide of his father. By assuming a new identity he rises through the ranks of the Public Corporation and cynically marries the president’s daughter to better infiltrate the company and expose the corrupt practice that was responsible for his father’s death. However as Koichi falls in love with his wife, disaster looms. A powerful indictment of the dark side of business and politics with distinct overtones of Hamlet.

Part of BFI's Shakespeare On Film Season
It is a year of Shakespeare as the country marks the 400th anniversary of the writer’s death. With a host of live performances and screenings, QUAD has put together a short season of some of the best adaptations and films that have been inspired by the works.