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Seven Samurai Movie Review Summary

Actors: Takashi Shimura, Toshiro Mifune

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A groups of farmers in a village suffer from bandits who attack their village. They seek out to hire samurai to defend the village. Innocent villagers led by Rikichi go to the city. After experiencing failure, they finally met veteran samurai (Kanbei Shimada) who is willing to help. With the aid of Kanbei they assembled a group of seven samurai. The villager started to learn how to fight the bandits. During the period of stay, they build friendship between farmer and samurai clan.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Brian Rahardi




Long acclaimed a classic of world cinema, "Seven Samurai" relates in epic fashion the seemingly small story of seven rootless warriors hired by a tiny farming village to protect them from raids by a gang of bandits. The characters of the various samurai and the villagers who fear them almost as much as the bandits grate on one another in humorous and dramatic ways; after training, planning, and some skirmishes, the final battle explodes into an apocalypse in master director Akira Kurosawa's hands. This 1954 film inspired the American remake "The Magnificent Seven," and shortly after its release was hacked down to various lengths between 2 and 3 hours and not restored to its original 201-minute version until the 1980s. Try to find a copy of that one; you'll be amazed at how much it absorbs you and how swiftly it flies.
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus



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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1600 to 1899 Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Story of    -   citizens fighting criminals    -   Japanese/Asian mob Vigilante/Revenge?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   champion of justice    -   senior military Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Japanese

Setting

Asia/Pacific/Middle East    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Japan Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Mountains:    -   climbing on trails Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   farm

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   seeing nude male butt Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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