It was made into a movie in 1950 and received both the Grand Prix of the Venice Film Festival and the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1951.
I found this movie to be very interesting in the way Akira Kurosawa told the story of Rashomon. Each person tells their version of the story so that they look better and because they were all selfish in their own way. Despite it being it being the same story told four times each time it gave you a little more of the puzzle. Characters weren't always what they appeared to be, case in point the husband. He was dressed as if were a samurai, yet he was willing to purchase stolen property from a grave no less, which means that he was not noble or had any honor. The bandit, during the trail testified how famous he was, yet he was dressed in rags. Actually almost everyone but the husband, the wife, and the sheriff were dressed