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Seven Samurai (1954)

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SEVEN SAMURAI Akira Kurosawa 1954 • 207 Minutes • 1.37:1 • Japan Toho
Cast:  Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Tsushima, Isao Kimura, Daisuke Katō, Seiji Miyaguchi, Yoshio Inaba, Minoru Chiaki, Kamatari Fujiwara, Kokuten Kōdō, Yoshio Tsuchiya, Yukiko Shimazaki, Eijirō Tōno, Bokuzen Hidari Screenplay:  Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni Cinematography: Asakazu Nakai Producer:  Sōjirō Motoki
Awards & Honors
Academy Awards Nominated:  Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White (Takashi Matsuyama) Nominated:  Best Costume Design, Black-and-White (Kôhei Ezaki)
BAFTA Nominated: Best Film from any Source Nominated: Best Foreign Actor (Toshirô Mifune) Nominated: Best Foreign Actor (Takashi Shimura)
Essential Films 100 Greatest Movie Heroes - #25, The Seven Samurai

This is the nature of war. By protecting others, you save yourselves.
SPOILERS AHEAD
Seven Samurai is perhaps Akira Kurosawa's masterpiece. This is saying a lot, considering Kurosawa's filmography reads like a…