Directed by Akira Kurosawa, Japan, 1962
Starring Toshirō Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yūzō Kayama, Reiko Dan
35mm. Approx. 96 min.
General Admission: $10 • Student/Senior: $8 • JASGP Member: Free.
Presented in Japanese with English subtitles
Mifune reprises his titular role of Sanjuro in the hit sequel to Yojimbo, a rare occurrence in this era of Japanese cinema. In his travels, the masterless samurai Sanjuro happens upon a group of samurai discussing a corrupt government official’s plot to take control of their rural domain. After saving their lives, Sanjuro decides to join the clan’s power struggle, which once again requires him to go undercover as a bodyguard for the corrupt official.
Funding for this program was provided by The Japan Foundation, New York and is presented in partnership by Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia and Lightbox Film Center.