© 1961 Toho Co., Ltd.
  • Friday, June 1, 17:30 German Film Museum
    (Tickets only available at the German Film Museum)
  • 用心棒
  • Japan 1961, 35mm, 110 min, Japanese with English subtitles, released to age 12 or older
  • Director: Akira KUROSAWA
  • Script: Akira KUROSAWA, Ryuzo KIKUSHIMA
  • Camera: Kazuo MIYAGAWA
  • Cast: Toshiro MIFUNE, Tatsuya NAKADAI, Yoko TSUKASA, Isuzu YAMADA, Daisuke KATO
  • Production: Toho, Kurosawa Production
  • Distribution: Trigon Film
  • Film copy: Japan Foundation
  • With an introduction by Chris MaGee

The ronin Sanjuro roams the countryside, and ends up in a town that is being destroyed by two warring clans. Businesses are closed and strangers are avoiding the town. Sanjuro makes it his mission to rid the town of the two gangs by playing them against each other. This timeless classic is one of the most recognized works by Akira KUROSAWA, having received worldwide acclaim and multiple awards. It served as an inspiration for western films like A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS.

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