Sanjuro

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Released 1961

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Sanjuro

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Director:
Akira Kurosawa
Released:
1961
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Sanjuro is the 1962 martial arts classic directed by Akira Kurosawa (The Seven Samurai, Rashomon, Yojimbo, Ran, Dreams) and released by Toho International. The follow up to the director's other classic Yojimbo, this story set in Japan circa the Eighteenth Century, concerns nine young men who decide to present an accusation of corruption in their clan to the local superintendent. However, the group is betrayed, but the ronin Sanj'r' Tsubaki (Toshir' Mifune, Rashomon, Red Beard, Grand Prix, High and Low, Hell in the Pacific) saves them from the superintendent's men. The uncle of the leader of the rebel clansmen, the Chamberlain Mutsuta (Y'nosuke It'), is kidnapped, and his wife and daughter are detained and made prisoner of the superintendent, and he tries to force Mutsuta to write a fake confession letter declaring being corrupt. Sanj'r' helps the group to rescue the Chamberlain and his family. Final body count: 27, all killed by Sanjuro.
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