Yojimbo

Yojimbo

A FILM BY: Akira Kurosawa
WRITTEN BY: Akira Kurosawa, Ryûzô Kikushima
STARRING: Toshirô Mifune, Eijirô Tôno, Tatsuya Nakadai

Screening Digitally on Saturday, 1/22 & Sunday, 1/23 | Screening on 35mm Saturday, 1/29 at 4:15pm 

A nameless ronin, or samurai with no master (Toshirô Mifune), enters a small village in feudal Japan where two rival businessmen are struggling for control of the local gambling trade. Taking the name Sanjuro Kuwabatake, the ronin convinces both silk merchant Tazaemon (Kamatari Fujiwara) and sake merchant Tokuemon (Takashi Shimura) to hire him as a personal bodyguard, then artfully sets in motion a full-scale gang war between the two ambitious and unscrupulous men.

In Japanese with English subtitles

Technical Information

Production Year: 1961
Country of Origin: Japan
Language: Japanese
Run Time: 110 mins
Format: DCP