Thursday, October 1, 2009
YOJIMBO (1961) Dir: Akira Kurasowa. Writer: Akira Kurasawa, Ryuzo Kikushima. Sanjuro Kuwabatake, the Samurai: Toshiro Mifune, Unosuke, the Gunfighter: Tatsuya Nakdai, gonji, the Tavern Keeper: Eijiro Tono, Ushitoro: Kyu Sazanka, Seibei, the Brothel Keeper: Seizaburo Kawazu, The Cooper: Atsuski Watanabe, Nui: Yoko Tsukasa, Orin: Isuzu Yamada. Sanjuro, a masterless samurai arrives in a small where two gamblers are fighting for control. Sanjuro plays both sides against each other, making money and freeing the town from the violence of the two rival factions.