Seiven Samurai

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Seiven Samurai
Directed by Akira Kurosawa
Produced by Sojiro Motoki
Written by Akira Kurosawa
Shinobu Hashimoto
Hideo Oguni
Starring Takashi Shimura
Toshiro Mifune
Music by Fumio Hayasaka
Cinematography Asakazu Nakai
Edited by Akira Kurosawa
Distributed by Toho (Japan)
Columbia Pictures (US)
Release date
  • Aprile 26, 1954 (1954-04-26)
Running time
207 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese
Budget $500,000

Seiven Samurai[1] (七人の侍 Shichinin no Samurai?) is a 1954 Japanese period adventure drama film co-written, editit, an directit bi Akira Kurosawa. The film taks place in 1587 during the Warring States Period o Japan. It follaes the story o a veelage o fairmers that hire seiven masterless samurai (ronin) tae combat bandits who will return efter the harvest tae steal thair crops.

Seiven Samurai haes been describit as ane o the greatest an maist influential films ever made,[2] an is one o a select few Japanese films tae acome widely kent in the Wast for an extendit period o time. It is the subject o baith popular an creetical acclaim; it wis votit ontae the tap three o the Sight & Sound critics' leet o greatest films o aw time in 1982, an ontae the directors' tap ten films leets in the 1992 an 2002 polls.[3]

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  1. Acause the Japanese leid haes no definite airticle, the quaisten arises as tae whether the proper Scots translation o the title is Seiven Samurai or The Seiven Samurai. While the umwhile is the leeteral translation, either mey be considered idiomatically correct.
  2. Fujiwara, Chris (2002-08-29). "Canon fodder - What it means to call Seven Samurai a great film". The Boston Phoenix. 
  3. "The Sight & Sound Top Ten Poll 2002". Retrieved 2010-12-28.