Seven Samurai

Nominee
Best Foreign Film
New York Film Critics Circle
Winner
Silver Lion
Venice Film Festival
Nominee
Golden Lion
Venice Film Festival
The glorious vigour and strength of this film is presented with such theatrical relish and flair: its energy flashes out of the screen like a sword.

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Seven Samurai

(Shichinin no samurai)
One of the most thrilling movie epics of all time, Seven Samurai (Shichinin no samurai) tells the story of a sixteenth-century village whose desperate inhabitants hire the eponymous warriors to protect them from invading bandits. This three-hour ride from Akira Kurosawa—featuring legendary actors Toshiro Mifune and Takashi Shimura—seamlessly weaves philosophy and entertainment, delicate human emotions and relentless action, into a rich, evocative, and unforgettable tale of courage and hope.

Not Rated
Genre
Action/Adventure, Auteur Cinema, War
Runtime
207
Language
Japanese
Director
Akira Kurosawa
Writer(s)
Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni
Cast
Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Tsushima, Isao Kimura, Daisuke Katō, Seiji Miyaguchi, Yoshio Inaba, Minoru Chiaki, Kamatari Fujiwara, Kokuten Kōdō, Yoshio Tsuchiya, Eijirō Tōno, Jun Tatara, Atsushi Watanabe, Yoshio Kosugi, Bokuzen Hidari, Yukiko Shimazaki
Awards:
Nominee, Best Foreign Film, New York Film Critics Circle
Winner, Silver Lion, Venice Film Festival
Nominee, Golden Lion, Venice Film Festival
Nominee, Best Foreign Actor, BAFTA
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