Seven Samurai (1954)


Rated: PG

Released: 26 April 1954 (Japan)

Runtime: 207 Min

Taglines: Unmatched for suspense and spectacle!

Genre: Adventure, Drama

Director: Akira Kurosawa

Writers: Akira Kurosawa  (Screenplay), Shinobu Hashimoto  (Screenplay)

Actors: Toshirô Mifune , Takashi Shimura , Keiko Tsushima

Country: Japan

Language: Japanese

A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves.


A veteran samurai, who has fallen on hard times, answers a village’s request for protection from bandits. He gathers 6 other samurai to help him, and they teach the townspeople how to defend themselves, and they supply the samurai with three small meals a day. The film culminates in a giant battle when 40 bandits attack the village.



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