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Yojimbo

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Rated: 8.3
Run time: 110 min
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Actors: Toshirô Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yôko Tsukasa, Isuzu Yamada, Daisuke Katô, Seizaburô Kawazu, Takashi Shimura, Hiroshi Tachikawa, Yôsuke Natsuki, Eijirô Tôno, Kamatari Fujiwara, Ikio Sawamura, Atsushi Watanabe, Susumu Fujita, Kyû Sazanka, Kô Nishimura, Takeshi Katô, Ichirô Nakatani, Sachio Sakai, Akira Tani, Tsunagorô Rashômon, Yoshio Tsuchiya, Gen Shimizu, Yutaka Sada, Shin Ôtomo, Shôichi Hirose, Hideyo Amamoto, Shôji Ôki, Fuminori Ôhashi, Hiroshi Yoseyama, Senkichi Ômura, Noriko Honma, Ryusuke Nishio, Naoya Kusakawa, Nadao Kirino, Jun Ôtomo, Shinpei Takagi, Akio Kusama, Yasuzô Ogawa, Hiroshi Takagi, Jun'ichirô Mukai, Fumiyoshi Kamagaya, Ichirô Chiba, Haruya Sakamoto, Rinsaku Ogata, Fumio Kogushi, Yoko Terui, Hiromi Mineoka, Michiko Kawa, Takuzô Kumagai, Jerry Fujio, Haruo Nakajima
Year: 1961

SYNOPSIS

Sanjuro, a wandering samurai enters a rural town in nineteenth century Japan. After learning from the innkeeper that the town is divided between two gangsters, he plays one side off against the other. His efforts are complicated by the arrival of the wily Unosuke, the son of one of the gangsters, who owns a revolver. Unosuke has Sanjuro beaten after he reunites an abducted woman with her husband and son, then massacres his father's opponents. During the slaughter, the samurai escapes with the help of the innkeeper; but while recuperating at a nearby temple, he learns of innkeeper's abduction by Unosuke, and returns to the town to confront him. Written by Bernard Keane