08 19 Oct '24
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Akira Kurosawa

La legende du grand judo (Sanshiro Sugata)

Edition 1980
79' - 1943 - Action, Drama, Adventure - Dialogue: Japanese
Director: Akira Kurosawa Composer: Seiichi Suzuki With: Denjirô Ôkôchi, Susumu Fujita, Yukiko Todoroki
Sanshiro, a strong stubborn youth, comes to the city to apprentice at a jujitsu school. His first night, he sees Yano in action, a master of judo, a more spiritual art, and he begs to be Yano's student. As the youth learns technique, he must also learn "satori," the calm acceptance of Nature's law. If he can balance strength and control, then judo may become the training regimen for the city's police, Sanshiro can gain respect from an old teacher in a jujitsu school, and he can win the hand of Sayo, that teacher's daughter, who is also sought by jujitsu's finest master, the implacable Higaki, who vows to kill Sanshiro in a midnight fight on a windswept mountainside.

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Akira Kurosawa


Seiichi Suzuki


Denjirô Ôkôchi, Susumu Fujita, Yukiko Todoroki


Akira Kurosawa

Director of Photography

Akira Mimura


Toshio Gotō, Akira Kurosawa


Keiji Matsuzaki

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Countries of production


Screenplay based on

"Sanshiro Sugata" (Tsuneo Tomita)



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