Dir. Akira Kurosawa
Japan 1961 | Black & white | 110 mins | Cert PG | Drama
Cast: Toshiro Mifune, Eijirô Tono
Social disorder seen as comedy. A masterless samurai strolls into town and gets half of the baddies to obliterate the other half. Exhilarating, surprising, kinetic, and very funny, the picture gives us a very human hero, who in Kurosawa's words is 'different from us. He's able to stand squarely in the middle and stop the fight.'
Available on: DVD, 35mm
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