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The Seven Samurai

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english title The Seven Samurai
original title 七人の侍
aka Shichinin no samurai
french titleLes Sept Samoura´s
year1954
countryJapan


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director KUROSAWA Akira - 黒澤明
actor MIFUNE Toshiro - 三船敏郎
SHIMURA Takashi - 志村 喬
HAYASHI Miki
NAKAJIMA Haruo
YAMAGATA Isao
TANI Akira
KOSUGI Yoshio
KODO Kokuten
UEDA Kichijiro
TATARA Jun
SHIMIZU Gen
SAKAKIDA Keiji
TAKAHARA Toshio
SENGOKU Noriko
TSUCHIYA Yoshio
INABA Yoshio
CHIAKI Minoru
KIMURA Isao
MIYAGUCHI Seiji
KATO Daisuke
WATANABE Atsushi
HIDARI Bokuzen
TONO Eijiro
FUJIWARA Kamatari
NAKADAI Tatsuya - 仲代達矢
UTSUI Ken
producer MOTOKI Sojiro
composer HAYASAKA Fumio
scriptwriter KUROSAWA Akira - 黒澤明
HASHIMOTO Shinobu - 橋本 忍
production designer MATSUYAMA Takashi
editor KUROSAWA Akira - 黒澤明
cinematographer NAKAI Asakazu - 中井朝一
assistant director HIROSAWA Sakae
HORIKAWA Hiromichi


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genresdrama
historic
period
duration3H15
shooting studioToho


synopsis

Unanimously hailed as one of the greatest masterpieces in the history of the motion picture, Seven Samurai has inspired countless films modelled after its basic premise. But Akira Kurosawa's classic 1954 action drama has never been surpassed in terms of sheer power of emotion, kinetic energy, and dynamic character development. The story is set in the 1600s, when the residents of a small Japanese village are seeking protection against repeated attacks by a band of marauding thieves. Offering mere handfuls of rice as payment, they hire seven unemployed "ronin" (masterless samurai), including a boastful swordsman (Toshiro Mifune) who is actually a farmer's son desperately seeking glory and acceptance. The samurai get acquainted with but remain distant from the villagers, knowing that their assignment may prove to be fatal. The climactic battle with the raiding thieves remains one of the most breathtaking sequences ever filmed. It's poetry in hyperactive motion and one of Kurosawa's crowning cinematic achievements. This is not a film that can be well served by any synopsis; it must be seen to be appreciated and belongs on the short list of any definitive home-video library. - Jeff Shannon from Amazon.com

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