Seven Samurai

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  • Starring: Takashi Shimura, Toshirô Mifune, Yoshio Inaba, Keiko Tsushima
  • Director: Akira Kurosawa
  • Running Time: 205 minutes
  • Certificate: PG
  • Language: Japanese
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
  • Country: Japan
  • Format: 2D

‘An enduring classic’
★★★★★ Film4

‘A true masterpiece’
★★★★★ Empire

‘The greatest action movie ever made’
Washington Post

‘Not only a great film in its own right, but the source of a genre that would flow through the rest of the century’
Roger Ebert


When 16th-century farmers whose village is repeatedly attacked by merciless bandits ask an elderly, masterless samurai (Takashi Shimura) for help, offering nothing but food in return, he hesitantly agrees and assembles a band of warriors to defend and train the villagers.

Boasting terrific performances, (with Shimura and Toshiro Mifune – as a peasant masquerading as a samurai – particularly memorable), superb camerawork, and expertly mounted battle sequences, Seven Samurai is undoubtedly one of the greatest action films ever made.

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