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The Mighty Warriors Who Became the Seven National Heroes of a Small Town: "Seven Samurai" (1954), a film by Akira Kurosawa

Posted by Theia - Monday, September 03rd, 2012

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Starring Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Tsushima, Yukiko Shimazaki, Kamatari Fujiwara and Daisuke Katô, «Seven Samurai» (also known as "Shichinin no samurai", "Les sept samouraïs") is a film directed by Akira Kurosawa, and written by Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, and Hideo Oguni, released on November 19 of 1956 in the USA.

A gang of marauding bandits approaches a mountain village. The bandit chief recognizes they have ransacked this village before, and decides it is best that they spare it until the harvest in several months. A villager happens to overhear the discussion. The news leaves the villagers divided about whether to surrender their harvest or fight back against the bandits. They go to the village elder, who declares that they should fight, by hiring samurai to help defend the village. Some of the villagers are troubled by this suggestion, thinking that samurai are expensive to enlist and believed to lust after young farm women, but realize they have no choice. Since villagers have nothing to offer any prospective samurai except food, the village elder tells them to "find hungry samurai."

The men go into the city, but initially are unsuccessful, being turned away by every samurai they ask ? sometimes rudely. Just as all seems lost, they happen to witness a samurai, Kambei, rescuing a [...]

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