Previously at the ICA - Films
13 May 2007 – 19 May 2007
Comedy, satire, folk tale, action movie, Western, samurai film, and something like a musical without songs. - Michael Wood, London Review of Books
Akira Kurosawa's tale of wily, lone-wolf samurai Sanjuro is a masterpiece of stylised action. With a colourful performance from the great Toshiro Mifune, the film finds the master swordsman plotting to turn a rivalry between two criminal clans to his own advantage in order to help out a village living in fear.
Remade by Sergio Leone as A Fistful of Dollars and followed up by the director's own Sanjuro one year later.
Dir Akira Kurosawa, Japan 1961, 110 mins, subtitles