by Akira Kurosawa 1h36min Japan 1961
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Film details

by Akira Kurosawa

A crafty samurai helps a young man and his fellow clansmen save his uncle, who has been framed and imprisoned by a corrupt superintendent.

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[ MP4 HD - Stéréo 2.0 ]


  • Toshiro Mifune : Sanjuro Tsubaki
  • Tatsuya Nakadai : Hanbai Moroto
  • Yûzô Kayama : Iori Izaka
  • And with: Takashi Shimura, Akihiko Hirata, Kunie Tanaka


  • Director Akira Kurosawa
  • Scenario Akira Kurosawa, Ryuzo Kikushima, Hideo Oguni
  • Original work author Shugoro Yamamoto
  • Photo director Fukuzo Koizumi, Takao Saito
  • Set Design Yoshiro Muraki
  • Sound Wataru Konuma , Hisashi Shimonaga
  • Editing Akira Kurosawa
  • Original music Masaru Satô
  • Producer Tomoyuki Tanaka, Ryuzo Kikushima
  • Production Compagny Kurosawa Production , Toho Company

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio2,35:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1961
  • Release date for France08/10/1971
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorBlack and White
  • LanguageJapanese
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