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Seven Samurai, 1954

Seven Samurai
Directed by: Akira Kurosawa
Written by: Akira Kurosawa
Language:  Japanese
Country:  Japan
Runtime:  207 min
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Seven Samurai can be described as stylized, captivating, and exciting. The plot revolves around samurai, a master warrior, and a heroic mission. The main genres are foreign, action, and adventure. In terms of style, Seven Samurai is epic and stars an ensemble cast. In approach, it is serious and realistic. The storytelling is slow paced. Seven Samurai is set, at least in part, in a village. It is located in Japan. It takes place in the 16th century. Visually, Seven Samurai is black and white. The movie has received attention for being a Venice Festival winner, a classic, and a masterpiece. Note that it involves mild violent content.

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Set in 16th Century Japan, Akira Kurosawa's epic Seven Samurai follows the plight of a defenseless farming... more

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Language: Japanese
Country: Japan
Release date: July 1956
Runtime: 207 min

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Toshirô Mifune Toshirô Mifune As Kikuchiyo
Takashi Shimura Takashi Shimura As Kambei Shimada
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Much imitated, still unsurpassed. By critical consensus one of the best movies ever made, The Seven Samurai covers so much emotional, historical, and cinematic ground that that it demands to be viewed over and over again.
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The Seven Samurai is a daunting movie to write about. It deserves its classic status and anyone who watches it will be rewarded through repeated viewings. I myself thought the movie was OK after my first viewing but had my eyes opened when I watched...
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15.October.2009 |  by: Rtaylor32
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a kurosawa movie with toshiro mifune in it - could it be any less than great?
One of the greatest directors of all times - Kurosawa, and one of the greatest actors ever - Toshiro Mifune combine in this action samurai epic. Great fighting scenes, amazing acting, universal subjects such as morality and redemption, some consider...
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11.September.2008 |  by: fletcher.munson
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It's a must-see
Adventure classic and a true masterpiece. wonderful directing work combining a powerful human drama and a lot of action. The great actor Toshiro Mifune, who plays a samurai, gives the film a lot of life and charm. strongly recommended.
06.September.2008 |  by: Anita.Hoffman
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