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

Shinobu Hashimoto, 1918-2018, Japanese, screenwriter

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