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Seven Samurai (Shichinin no samurai) (1954)

Seven Samurai
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(935 ratings)
8.8 IMDB rating

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Toshirô Mifune

Toshirô Mifune

Kikuchiyo
Takashi Shimura

Takashi Shimura

Kambei Shimada
Yukiko Shimazaki

Yukiko Shimazaki

Wife
Kamatari Fujiwara

Kamatari Fujiwara

Farmer Manzo
Daisuke Katô

Daisuke Katô

Shichiroji
Isao Kimura

Isao Kimura

Katsushiro
Minoru Chiaki

Minoru Chiaki

Heihachi


Written by (View all)
Akira Kurosawa

Akira Kurosawa

(screenplay)
Shinobu Hashimoto

Shinobu Hashimoto

(screenplay)


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The farmers have won. We have lost.

5 years, 11 months ago at Aug 21 10:25
6 votes
''What's the use of worrying about your beard when your head's about to be taken?''

A poor village under attack by bandits recruit seven unemployed samurai to help them defend against the foes.

Takashi Shimura: Kambei Shimada

Toshirô Mifune: Kikuchiyo

Akira Kurosawa had recently, and very quickly, become one of my all-time favourite... read more

Most important Samurai picture in history

4 years, 6 months ago at Jan 13 5:05
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"This is the nature of war. By protecting others, you save yourselves."

In the hands of legendary filmmaker Akira Kurosawa, a simple tale of seven samurai hired to protect a village from marauding bandits is transformed into a unique and mesmerising action epic of sustained tension and stoic humanity. It would ostensibly seem that stacking further praise onto Shichinin no Samurai (S... read more

The Original Magnificent Seven

4 years, 10 months ago at Sep 12 8:17
3 votes
Considered Akira Kurosawa's most accomplished work, Seven Samurai is a black & white classic whose story has inspired many a film afterwards, most notably (& one of my favorites) the Magnificent Seven.
It's a story of the Old East, which coincidently enough, runs themes which will eventually become staples in movies dealing with the Old West.
Here, the heros are truly heroes, but eac... read more
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A veteran samurai, who has fallen on hard times, answers a village's request for protection from bandits. He gathers 6 other samurai to help him, and they teach the townspeople how to defend themselves, and they supply the samurai with three small meals a day. The film culminates in a giant battle when 40 bandits attack the village.
Release date: 19 November 1956
UPC: 037429121726
Samurai (37), Japan (34), Action (28), Japanese (24), Drama (24), 1950s (24), Adventure (18), Classic (16), 1954 (15), War (14), Epic (12), Foreign (10), Farmer (10), Swords (9), Bandits (9), Mercenaries (8), Ronin (7), Traps (6), Kung-fu (6), (6)
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