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Tora no o wo fumu otokotachi (1945)

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A Japanese general and his men disguise themselves as monks in order to pass an enemy border patrol.

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Denjirô Ôkôchi ...
Susumu Fujita ...
Ken'ichi Enomoto ...
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Akitake Kôno ...
Ise
Yoshio Kosugi ...
Hanshirô Iwai ...
Yoshitsune (as Shubo Nishina)
Dekao Yokoo ...
Hidachibo
Yasuo Hisamatsu ...
Kajiwara's Messenger
Sôji Kiyokawa ...
Togashi's Messenger
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In 1185, the Heike family fights against the Minamoto family. After a bloody naval battle in the Pacific Ocean, Yoshitsune Minamoto defeats the enemy and the survivals commit suicide. When the triumphant Yoshitsune arrives in Kyoto, his brother, the Shogun Yoritomo, is lured and orders his men to arrest Yoshitsune. However, Yoshitsune escapes with six loyal samurais led by Benkei and they head to the country of his only friend Idehira Fukiwara. Nearby the border, after crossing the forest disguised as monks, their smiley conveyor Suruga discloses that they are Yoshitsune and the six samurais and advises that the fearful Kagiwara and his soldiers are waiting for them in the border to arrest them. Yoshitsune disguises as a carrier and Benkei has to convince Kagiwara that they are six monks traveling to collect donation to build a large temple in Kyoto. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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British filmmaker Michael Powell visited Toho studio just after the film was finished, and Akira Kurosawa showed him the film, saying that Powell's only repeated comment was "It's wonderful." See more »

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beautiful and funny.
10 November 2005 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

If you like beautiful Japanese landscapes, the culture of ancient japan and damn funny faces, watch that movie.

This movie belongs to my all time favorites. Made me feel like a time travel to ancient japan. The actors are extraordinary, you believe them when they talk and you can laugh about them enough. A porter which plays the role of the clown in the movie has tragic moments too, he wants to help the samurais out, but they don't take him serious. Every scene is brilliantly acted and deserves more views than once. I watched it over and over again. Maybe because it was my first Akira Kurosawa movie.

Thank you.


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