Mifune: The Last Samurai

A celebration of the originality and influence of the Japanese star…a rare actor capable of the subtlest stoicism and the wildest bravado.

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Mifune: The Last Samurai

Mifune: The Last Samurai, a new film by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Steven Okazaki, explores the accidental movie career of Toshiro Mifune, one of the true giants of world cinema. Mifune made 16 remarkable films with director Akira Kurosawa during the golden age of Japanese cinema, including Rashomon, Seven Samurai and Yojimbo. Together they thrilled audiences and influenced filmmaking around the world, providing direct inspiration for not only The Magnificent Seven and Sergio Leone and Clint Eastwood’s breakthrough, A Fistful of Dollars, but also George Lucas’ Star Wars.

Genre
Documentary, Bio-pic, Films & Filmmakers
Runtime
80
Language
English, Japanese
Director
Steven Okazaki
Cast
Wataru Akashi, Kyoko Kagawa, Takeshi Kato, Keanu Reeves (narrator)
FEATURED REVIEW
James Greenberg, TheWrap

The image of Toshiro Mifune wielding a samurai sword, eyes glaring at his foe, is among the first images to come to most American filmgoers’s minds when they think about Japanese cinema. And rightfully so. Mifune is perhaps the only iconic Japanese actor to achieve international fame, and for a ...

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