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Seven Samurai (1954)

The Mighty Warriors Who Became the Seven National Heroes of a Small Town

Genre : Action, Drama

Runtime : 3H 27M

Director : Akira Kurosawa
Writer : Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni, Akira Kurosawa

Synopsis

A samurai answers a village's request for protection after he falls on hard times. The town needs protection from bandits, so the samurai gathers six others to help him teach the people how to defend themselves, and the villagers provide the soldiers with food.

Actors

Toshirō Mifune
Toshirō Mifune
Kikuchiyo
Takashi Shimura
Takashi Shimura
Kambei Shimada
Yoshio Inaba
Yoshio Inaba
Gorobei Katayama
Seiji Miyaguchi
Seiji Miyaguchi
Kyuzo
Minoru Chiaki
Minoru Chiaki
Heihachi Hayashida
Daisuke Katō
Daisuke Katō
Shichiroji
Isao Kimura
Isao Kimura
Katsushiro Okamoto
Keiko Tsushima
Keiko Tsushima
Shino
Yukiko Shimazaki
Yukiko Shimazaki
Rikichi's Wife
Kamatari Fujiwara
Kamatari Fujiwara
Manzô - Father of Shino
Yoshio Kosugi
Yoshio Kosugi
Mosuke
Bokuzen Hidari
Bokuzen Hidari
Yohei
Yoshio Tsuchiya
Yoshio Tsuchiya
Rikichi
Kokuten Kōdō
Kokuten Kōdō
Gisaku, the Old Man
Eijirō Tōno
Eijirō Tōno
Kidnapper
Jun Tatara
Jun Tatara
Coolie A
Atsushi Watanabe
Atsushi Watanabe
Bun Seller
Toranosuke Ogawa
Toranosuke Ogawa
Grandfather of Kidnapped Girl
Isao Yamagata
Isao Yamagata
Samurai
Kichijirô Ueda
Kichijirô Ueda
Bandit Scout
Sôjin Kamiyama
Sôjin Kamiyama
Blind Player
Gen Shimizu
Gen Shimizu
Samurai Who Kicks Farmers
Keiji Sakakida
Keiji Sakakida
Gosaku
Shinpei Takagi
Shinpei Takagi
Bandit Chieftain
Shin Ôtomo
Shin Ôtomo
Bandit Second-in-Command
Toshio Takahara
Toshio Takahara
Samurai with Gun
Hiroshi Sugi
Hiroshi Sugi
Tea Shop Owner
Hiroshi Hayashi
Hiroshi Hayashi
Weak Ronin
Sachio Sakai
Sachio Sakai
Coolie #2
Sôkichi Maki
Sôkichi Maki
Strong-Looking Samurai
Ichirô Chiba
Ichirô Chiba
Buddhist Priest
Noriko Sengoku
Noriko Sengoku
Wife of Gono Family
Noriko Honma
Noriko Honma
Woman Farmer
Masanobu Ôkubo
Masanobu Ôkubo
Samurai
Etsuo Saijo
Etsuo Saijo
Bandit
Minoru Itô
Minoru Itô
Samurai
Haruya Sakamoto
Haruya Sakamoto
Samurai
Gorô Sakurai
Gorô Sakurai
Samurai
Hideo Shibuya
Hideo Shibuya
Bandit
Kiyoshi Kamoda
Kiyoshi Kamoda
Samurai
Senkichi Ômura
Senkichi Ômura
Bandit Who Escapes
Takashi Narita
Takashi Narita
Bandit Who Escapes
Shôichi Hirose
Shôichi Hirose
Bandit
Kôji Uno
Kôji Uno
Bandit
Masaaki Tachibana
Masaaki Tachibana
Bandit
Kamayuki Tsubono
Kamayuki Tsubono
Bandit
Taiji Naka
Taiji Naka
Bandit
Chindanji Miyagawa
Chindanji Miyagawa
Bandit
Shigemi Sunagawa
Shigemi Sunagawa
Bandit
Akira Tani
Akira Tani
Bandit
Akio Kusama
Akio Kusama
Bandit
Ryûtarô Amami
Ryûtarô Amami
Bandit
Jun Mikami
Jun Mikami
Bandit
Haruo Nakajima
Haruo Nakajima
Bandit
Sanpei Mine
Sanpei Mine
Farmer
Masahide Matsushita
Masahide Matsushita
Samurai
Kaneo Ikeda
Kaneo Ikeda
Samurai
Takuzô Kumagaya
Takuzô Kumagaya
Gisaku's Son
Ippei Kawagoe
Ippei Kawagoe
Farmer
Jirô Suzukawa
Jirô Suzukawa
Farmer
Junpei Natsuki
Junpei Natsuki
Farmer
Kyôichi Kamiyama
Kyôichi Kamiyama
Farmer
Haruo Suzuki
Haruo Suzuki
Farmer
Gorô Amano
Gorô Amano
Farmer
Akira Kitchôji
Akira Kitchôji
Farmer
Kōji Iwamoto
Kōji Iwamoto
Farmer
Hiroshi Akitsu
Hiroshi Akitsu
Husband of Gono Family
Akira Yamada
Akira Yamada
Farmer
Kazuo Imai
Kazuo Imai
Farmer
Eisuke Nakanishi
Eisuke Nakanishi
Farmer
Toku Ihara
Toku Ihara
Farmer
Hideo Ôtsuka
Hideo Ôtsuka
Farmer
Shû Ôe
Shû Ôe
Farmer
Yasuhisa Tsutsumi
Yasuhisa Tsutsumi
Farmer in Front of Gono
Yasumasa Ônishi
Yasumasa Ônishi
Farmer
Tsuneo Katagiri
Tsuneo Katagiri
Farmer in Front of Gono
Megeru Shimoda
Megeru Shimoda
Farmer
Masayoshi Kawabe
Masayoshi Kawabe
Farmer
Shigeo Katô
Shigeo Katô
Farmer
Yoshikazu Kawamata
Yoshikazu Kawamata
Farmer
Takeshi Seki
Takeshi Seki
Coolie #3
Haruko Toyama
Haruko Toyama
Gisaku's Daughter-in-Law
Tsuruko Mano
Tsuruko Mano
Woman Farmer in front of Gono
Matsue Ono
Matsue Ono
Woman Farmer
Tsurue Ichimanji
Tsurue Ichimanji
Woman Farmer
Masako Ôshiro
Masako Ôshiro
Woman Farmer
Kyôko Ozawa
Kyôko Ozawa
Woman Farmer
Michiko Kadono
Michiko Kadono
Farmer's Wife
Toshiko Nakano
Toshiko Nakano
Farmer's Wife
Shizuko Azuma
Shizuko Azuma
Farmer's Wife
Michiko Kawabe
Michiko Kawabe
Farmer's Wife
Yûko Togawa
Yûko Togawa
Farmer's Wife
Yayoko Kitano
Yayoko Kitano
Farmer's Wife
Kyoko Mori
Kyoko Mori
Farmer's Wife
Misao Suyama
Misao Suyama
Woman Farmer
Toriko Takahara
Toriko Takahara
Woman Farmer
Takeshi Katō
Takeshi Katō
Samurai Wandering through Town (uncredited)
Tatsuya Nakadai
Tatsuya Nakadai
Samurai Wandering through Town (uncredited)
Ken Utsui
Ken Utsui
Samurai Wandering through Town (uncredited)
Ren Yamamoto
Ren Yamamoto
Farmer (uncredited)

Crews

Akira Kurosawa
Akira Kurosawa
Director
Shinobu Hashimoto
Shinobu Hashimoto
Screenplay
Hideo Oguni
Hideo Oguni
Screenplay
Akira Kurosawa
Akira Kurosawa
Screenplay
Sōjirō Motoki
Sōjirō Motoki
Producer
Fumio Hayasaka
Fumio Hayasaka
Original Music Composer
Asakazu Nakai
Asakazu Nakai
Director of Photography
Akira Kurosawa
Akira Kurosawa
Editor
Sakae Hirosawa
Sakae Hirosawa
Assistant Director
Hiromichi Horikawa
Hiromichi Horikawa
Assistant Director
Yasuyoshi Tajitsu
Yasuyoshi Tajitsu
Assistant Director
Yoshirô Muraki
Yoshirô Muraki
Assistant Art Director
Fumio Yanoguchi
Fumio Yanoguchi
Sound Recordist
Shigeru Mori
Shigeru Mori
Lighting Technician
Takao Saitō
Takao Saitō
First Assistant Camera
Takeharu Shimada
Takeharu Shimada
Production Office Assistant
Teruyo Nogami
Teruyo Nogami
Script Supervisor
Hiroshi Nezu
Hiroshi Nezu
Production Supervisor
Ichirô Minawa
Ichirô Minawa
Sound Effects Editor
Mitsuo Kaneko
Mitsuo Kaneko
Lighting Technician
Kôichi Hamamura
Kôichi Hamamura
Set Decoration
Takashi Matsuyama
Takashi Matsuyama
Art Direction
Mieko Yamaguchi
Mieko Yamaguchi
Costume Design
Midori Nakajô
Midori Nakajô
Hairstylist
Junjirô Yamada
Junjirô Yamada
Makeup Artist
Toshi Kaneko
Toshi Kaneko
Assistant Director
Masaya Shimizu
Masaya Shimizu
Assistant Director
Kôichi Hamamura
Kôichi Hamamura
Property Master
Masanao Uehara
Masanao Uehara
Sound Assistant
Haruo Nakajima
Haruo Nakajima
Stunts
Masao Fukuda
Masao Fukuda
Still Photographer
Hiroshi Nezu
Hiroshi Nezu
Editorial Manager
Teruyo Nogami
Teruyo Nogami
Production Assistant
Yuji Hamada
Yuji Hamada
Accountant
Kōhei Ezaki
Kōhei Ezaki
Researcher

Trailers and other movies

On the Violence of Seven Samurai
Seven Samurai (1954) Original Japanese Theatrical Trailer
Three Reasons: Seven Samurai
New trailer for Kurosawa's Seven Samurai - back in cinemas 29 October 2021 | BFI

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