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6,395 Ratings



Directed by Akira Kurosawa
Japan, 1961
Action, Comedy, Adventure


A nameless ronin wonders into a rural village in feudal Japan. To restore peace in the community, he concocts a plan to play the two head rivals, fighting for monopoly of the local gambling trade, against one another.

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Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

1961 | Winner: Best Actor

Academy Awards

1962 | Nominee: Best Costume Design, Black-and-White

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