Yojimbo

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The plot

A nameless ronin, or samurai with no master (Toshirô Mifune), enters a small village in feudal Japan where two rival businessmen are struggling for control of the local gambling trade. Taking the name Sanjuro Kuwabatake, the ronin convinces both silk merchant Tazaemon (Kamatari Fujiwara) ]and sake merchant Tokuemon (Takashi Shimura) to hire him as a personal bodyguard, then artfully sets in motion a full-scale gang war between the two ambitious and unscrupulous men.
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Release details

US release:

Sun Oct 15, 1961

Duration:

110 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

Akira Kurosawa

Cast:

Isuzu Yamada, Seizaburo Kawazu, Takashi Shimura, Kamatari Fujiwara, Eijiro Tono, Toshiro Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai

Music:

Masuru Sato

Art Director:

Yoshiro Muraki

Cinematography:

Kazuo Miyagawa

Screenwriter:

Akira Kurosawa, Ryuzo Kikushima

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