NHK sets Kurosawa docu

BBC, WNET to produce $2 mil biographical pic

TOKYO — Japanese pubcaster NHK will make a documentary about the life and works of director Akira Kurosawa, which will be co-produced by the BBC and WNET, Jun Kawakami, director general of NHK told Daily Variety.

“Kurosawa” will be completed in November at a cost of 203 million yen ($2 million) for worldwide release in high definition TV format in December. The two-hour doc will make use of footage from Kurosawa’s many films.

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