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Eleven Samurai (1967)

Jûichinin no samurai (original title)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kôtarô Satomi ...
Kôji Nanbara ...
Chamberlain Tatewaki
Junko Miyazono ...
Eiko Ôkawa ...
Kei Satô ...
Secretary Mizumo
Kantarô Suga ...
Lord Nariatsu
Yoshirô Aoki
Shin'ichirô Hayashi
Akira Shioji
Masaharu Arikawa
Kyôichi Satô
Masaomi Kondô
Minoru Hodaka
Kinji Nakamura


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16 December 1967 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

11 Samurai  »

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2.35 : 1
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Little-known Samurai classic
25 July 2007 | by See all my reviews

Eleven samurai are sent to avenge the murder of their lord —and guard the future of their small clan— who was murdered by the arrogant and cowardly brother of the Shogun, in this little-known, superbly-directed and acted 1960's Samurai classic. The film features several intriguing plot-twists as well as provide authentic glimpses into both the Samurai ethos and, interestingly, its interplay with hostile political forces which two decades later (following the story's own periodization) would spell the end of the Tokugawa Shogunate and the beginning of the Meiji Restoration (as seen, namely, through one antifeudal and inventively modern character who joins the protagonists in their quest).

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