Priest: If men don’t trust each other, this earth might as well be hell.
Commoner: Right. The world’s a kind of hell.
Priest: No! I don’t want to believe that!
Commoner: No one will hear you, no matter how loud you shout. Just think. Which one of these stories do you believe?
Woodcutter: None makes any sense.
Commoner: Don’t worry about it. It isn’t as if men were reasonable.
Dialogue from Rashomon, screenplay Shinobu Hashimoto, director Akira Kurosawa
Shinobu Hashimoto, 1918-2018, Japanese, screenwriter
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