Plays Monday, February 19 at 7:00 PM at the Michigan. Part of the “Enter the Samurai” Film Series sponsored by U-M Center for Japanese Studies.

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.
Written & Directed by AKIRA KUROSAWA.

Presented in Japanese with English subtitles.

1954 | Drama/Action | 207 min | NR

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