Yojimbo PG

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This film was last shown on 20 February 2019

Dashiell Hammett’s Red Harvest has been the inspiration for both this and A Fistful of Dollars , and the novel’s translation to 19th century Japan displays its universal nature. A ronin arrives in a small town where two rival gangs are at war with each other. He decides to play both ends against the middle and see what happens.

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Director
Akira Kurosawa
Country
Japan
Year
1961
Duration
1 hour 50 minutes
Cast
Eijirô Tôno, Tatsuya Nakadai , Toshirô Mifune

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