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Yojimbo

Akira Kurosawa has any number of dramatic and cinematic cliches (both American and Japanese) to overcome—and does so brilliantly—in this action-packed, highly comic 1961 translation of Dashiell Hammett's Red Harvest to the samurai movie tradition. Toshiro Mifune is again incomparable as the masterless samurai who wanders into a small war between two rival gangs and proceeds to set things right by further stirring them up. In Japanese with subtitles.

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Director:

  • Akira Kurosawa

Cast:

  • Toshirô Mifune
  • Eijiro Tono
  • Seizaburô Kawazu
  • Isuzu Yamada
  • Hiroshi Tachikawa
  • Kyu Sazanka
  • Daisuke Kato
  • Tatsuya Nakadai

Writers:

  • Ryuzo Kikushima
  • Akira Kurosawa

Producers:

  • Ryuzo Kikushima
  • Akira Kurosawa
  • Tomoyuki Tanaka

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