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Seven Samurai

七人の侍 | Shichinin no samurai

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Directed by Akira Kurosawa
Japan, 1954
Drama, Action, Adventure

Synopsis

A sixteenth century farming village requests protection from the seven samurai against a horde of bandits who have warned they will return when the crops are ripe. A gripping three hour ride that inspired the Hollywood remake, The Magnificent Seven.

Synopsis

A sixteenth century farming village requests protection from the seven samurai against a horde of bandits who have warned they will return when the crops are ripe. A gripping three hour ride that inspired the Hollywood remake, The Magnificent Seven.

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Seven SamuraiDirected byAkira Kurosawa

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Awards & Festivals

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Venice Film Festival
1954 | Winner: Silver Lion
Academy Awards
1957 | 2 nominations including: Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White
BAFTA Awards
1956 | 3 nominations including: Best Film from any Source
New York Film Critics Circle Awards
1956 | 2nd place: Best Foreign Language Film

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