- Directed by: Akira Kurosawa
- Cast: Toshirô Mifune, Eijirô Tono
- Year: 1961
- Duration: 111min
- Certificate: 12A
- Type: Film
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.
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