Akira Kurosawa – Sanjuro (1962)

Kurosawa draws one into the narrative so very quickly, and, then, no matter how obscure, uncertain, or labyrinthine the development of the plot, the sheer, fascinating imagery he presents keeps one attentive. This film, again starring Toshiro Mifune as a ronin, has elements of satire and comedy intersected repeatedly by social corruption and naïvité, the prevalence of martial arts, and the suddenness of fatal violence; the telling point made brutally and unforgettably in the final scenes.

Sanjuro, Akira Kurosawa, samurai, ronin

Sanjuro. Still from the film.

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