Kurosawa Sells Suntory

Posted by Michael Pinto on Dec 16, 2006 in Japanese TV |

When I think of great directors selling out the first image that comes to mind is poor Orson Welles doing all of those commercials before his death. It’s sad to think that you’d have the likes of the director of Citizen Kane selling “no wine before its time!”

But much to my shock I came across this little wonder, which is a commercial for Suntory not only starring Akira Kurosawa but also none other than Francis Ford Coppola! There’s nothing I like to do after directing an award winning epic like Ran or the Godfather than to enjoy a glass of the good stuff:

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