Machiko Kyo, in 'Rashomon'

“It’s human to lie. Most of the time we can’t even be honest with ourselves.”

So says a nameless commoner (Kichijiro Ueda). He has come upon a priest (Minoru Chiaki) and a woodcutter (Takashi Shimura) in a broken-down gatehouse identified by an overhead sign: Rashomon. It is Akira Kurosawa’s celebrated 1950 mystery, set in feudal Japan, about the rape of a woman (Machiko Kyô), the death of her samurai husband (Masayuki Mori), and the various conflicting accounts of the crime … Read the rest of my review at