Based on Ed McBain's detective novel King's Ransom, High and Low is both a stylish, suave thriller and a brilliant commentary on contemporary Japanese society. Toshiro Mifune stars as an affluent shoe mogul whose family becomes the target of a ruthless kidnapper. When it turns out the criminal has snatched the wrong child, a moral conundrum arises: save his money and risk the child's life, or save the child and risk his wealth? Directed by Akira Kurosawa. (Fully subtitled)

Director: Akira Kurosawa

Cast: Toshiro Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Kyoko Kagawa, Tatsuya Mihashi, Yutaka Sada, Kenjiro Ishiyama, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Takashi Shimura, Susumu Fujita, Ko Kimura Takeshi Kato, Toshio Tsuchiya, Hiroshi Unayama, Koji Mitsui

MPAA Rating: NR

Run Time: 2hrs 23mins

Release Year: 1963

Country Of Origin: Japan