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Akira Kurosawa

Sanjuro (Tsubaki Sanjûrô)

Edition 1977
96' - 1962 - Action, Drama, Thriller - Dialogue: Japanese
Director: Akira Kurosawa Composer: Masaru Satô With: Toshirô Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Keiju Kobayashi
A wandering samurai, Sanjuro, is drawn into local politics. The Superintendent of a clan is plotting to take over the clan by implicating the Chamberlain in corrupt activities (activities the Superintendent is actually responsible for). Part of the plan involves killing off the Chamberlain's staff and, in protecting them, Sanjuro sides with them. The supporters are massively outnumbered so it will require all of Sanjuro's cunning and swordcraft to ensure the Superintendent does not succeed in his evil plan.

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Credits

Director

Akira Kurosawa

Composer

Masaru Satô

With

Toshirô Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Keiju Kobayashi

Scenario

Akira Kurosawa, Ryûzô Kikushima, Hideo Oguni

Director of Photography

Fukuzô Koizumi, Takao Saitô

Producer

Ryûzô Kikushima, Tomoyuki Tanaka

More information

Dialogue

Japanese

Countries of production

Japan

Screenplay based on

"Hibi Heian" (Shūgorō Yamamoto)

Year

1962

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