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Akira Kurosawa Japan, 1961

Filipe F. Coutinho's rating of the film Yojimbo

Yojimbo has been hailed for its impeccably technical, moral and influential qualities. The strongest, however, is the avant garde critique on a transformative capitalistic society. Cinema is perspective and here Sanjuro is our center, our conscious, our outside look into a world dominated by greed. Once again, Kurosawa reveals to be a master of doing complex things in a very, very simple form.