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Seven Samurai

1954-04-26 | Action / Drama

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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. A giant battle occurs when 40 bandits attack the village.
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Stars: Toshirō Mifune, Takashi Shimura

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5 wins 12 nominations
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    Silver Lion

  • Academy Awards, USA

    Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White

  • Academy Awards, USA

    Best Costume Design, Black-and-White


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Seven Samurai FAQ

The certification of Seven Samurai is NR.
The production budget of Seven Samurai was 2,000,000 USD.
On June 11, 2021, the IMDB rating of Seven Samurai is 8.6/10, Rotten Tomato rating is 100/100, Metacritic rating is 98/100, TMDB rating is 8.0/10.
The casts of Seven Samurai are Toshirō Mifune starring as Kikuchiyo, Takashi Shimura starring as Kambei Shimada, Yoshio Inaba starring as Gorobei Katayama, Seiji Miyaguchi starring as Kyuzo, Minoru Chiaki starring as Heihachi Hayashida, Daisuke Katō starring as Shichiroji.
The genre of Seven Samurai is Action,Drama.
The director of Seven Samurai is Akira Kurosawa.
The full version of Seven Samurai is provided by HBO Max , Amazon Video , YouTube , Google Play Movies , Apple iTunes , Criterion Channel , Vudu
The revenue of Seven Samurai was 271,842 USD.
The release date of Seven Samurai is April 26, 1954.
On June 11, 2021, there were 5288 public reaction to Seven Samurai including build a scene, mischievous, more rewarding, honorable character, unforgettable classic.
The runtime of Seven Samurai is 207 minutes.
Seven Samurai won 1954 Venice Film Festival, 2002 Online Film & Television Association, 1959 Jussi Awards, 1955 Mainichi Film Concours.