Shichinin no samurai 1954
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Shichinin no samurai 1954
The Mighty Warriors Who Became the Seven National Heroes of a Small Town
Plot: A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves.
Story: 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.
Did you know: Early in the writing process, six of the samurai were conceptualized, all loosely based on historic figures. Originally Toshirô Mifune was meant to play Kyuzo, the extremely stoic master swordsman. However, Akira Kurosawa and his collaborating writers decided that they needed a character they could more identity with who wasn't a fully-fledged samurai, so Kikuchiyo was created. Since Kikuchiyo didn't have a historic basis, Mifune was allowed to do an unprecedented (for a Kurosawa film) amoun

Release date: 19 November 1956
User Votes: 8.8
Countries: Japan,
Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama,
Runtime: 207 minutes
Oscars: None
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