Yojimbo

(1961)

Overview

A nameless ronin, or samurai with no master, 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 and sake merchant Tokuemon to hire him as a personal bodyguard, then artfully sets in motion a full-scale gang war between the two ambitious and unscrupulous men.

  1. Akira Kurosawa

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Ryûzô Kikushima

    Screenplay

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Facts

Original Title 用心棒

Status Released

Release Information

  • September 13, 1961
    NR
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    No rating information.

Original Language Japanese

Runtime 1h 50m

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Content Score

100

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