Directed by Akira Kurosawa, Japan, 1961
Starring Toshirō Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai
35mm. Approx. 110 min.
General Admission: $10; Student/Senior: $8; JASGP Member: Free.
After wandering into a rural village, masterless samurai Sanjuro (Mifune) discovers a blood feud between a sake brewer and a silk merchant. Seeing an opportunity to play both sides against the other, Sanjuro finds himself at the center of a bloody conflict that must end with a final showdown. This genre-defying film was later adapted by Sergio Leone as A Fistful of Dollars, starring Clint Eastwood in Mifune’s role. In Japanese with English subtitles.