Seven Samurai

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A veteran samurai, who has fallen on hard times, answers a village's request for protection from bandits. He gathers 6 other samurai to help him, and they teach the townspeople how to defend themselves, and they supply the samurai with three small meals a day. The film culminates in a giant battle when 40 bandits attack the village.

The epic intimacy of Kurosawa's Seven Samurai

The epic intimacy of Kurosawa's Seven Samurai

1950s Japan was a very futile time for movies with some of the greatest and most artistic films ever made being released. It was a time of Kurosawa, Osu, Mifune, Honda and Mizoguchi, filmmakers whose influence have left an indelible mark on our cultural history. They introduced Japanese culture to the rest of the world, giving us everything from samurai to gigantic monsters with the minutiae of family life in between. It also marked a wider re-emergence of Japan onto the world stage after the horrors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.