• Yojimbo (1961)

Yojimbo

Release Date: October 15th, 1961

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 50 min

Plot Summary

A nameless ronin, or samurai with no master (Toshirô Mifune), enters a small village in feudal Japan where two rival businessmen are struggling for control of the local gambling trade. Taking the name Sanjuro Kuwabatake, the ronin convinces both silk merchant Tazaemon (Kamatari Fujiwara) and sake merchant Tokuemon (Takashi Shimura) to hire him as a personal bodyguard, then artfully sets in motion a full-scale gang war between the two ambitious and unscrupulous men.

Cast: Toshiro Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Eijiro Tono, Takashi Shimura, Seizaburô Kawazu, Isuzu Yamada, Hiroshi Tachikawa, Kyû Sazanka

Director: Akira Kurosawa

Genres: Adventure , Dark comedy

Keywords: Rivalry, Touching, Gripping, Small town

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Awards

Nominated Samuel Goldwyn International Award
Nominated Costume Design (Black-and-White)