Previously at the ICA - Films

Yojimbo

13 May 200719 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

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