Dir. Akira Kurosawa
Japan 1962 | Black & white | 95 mins | Cert PG | Action
Cast: Toshiro Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai
On the heels of the hugely successful Yojimbo, Kurosawa made his funniest and least serious excursion into the samurai genre. Reprising his role as ‘the man with no name’, Toshiro Mifune is a shambling, bedraggled character – half Robin Hood, half John Wayne in True Grit – and deals with some civic corruption. The fight scene at the finale is breathtakingly swift and violent.
Available on: DVD, 35mm
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