Red Beard (赤ひげ, Akahige) is a Japanese film directed by Akira Kurosawa about the relationship between a town doctor and his new trainee. The film. Akahige (original title). Not Rated | 3h 5min | Drama | 19 December (USA) · Red Beard Poster. In 19th century Japan, a rough tempered yet charitable town. Jo Niidekyo is in charge of Koishikawa Yojosho. He treats patients there and cares about their personal problems. He is also referred to as "Red Beard." Noboru.
In , young Noboru Yasumoto (Yuzo Kayama) completes his medical education in Nagasaki and returns to his native Edo hoping both to marry the daughter. Find Akahige at silaystudios.com Movies & TV, home of thousands of titles on DVD and Blu-ray. This week I'm going to take a look at Red Beard [Akahige] (), one of the greatest of Kurosawa Akria's films, which is really saying.
Based on Akahige shinryo tan by Shugoro Yamamoto. Reference sources used: New York times, 12/20/68, p. , ; Japanese cinema by Donald Richie. Get this from a library! Akahige = Red Beard. [Akira Kurosawa; Tomoyuki Tanaka; Ryūzō Kikushima; Masato Ide; Hideo Oguni; Asakazu Nakai; Takao Saitō;.