Yojimbo


Yojimbo

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.

Votes 326 (8/10)

Runtime: 110 minutes

Release Date 1961-04-25

Tagline: Better if all these men were dead. Think about it!

Production company:

  • Toho Company

Production country:

  • Japan

Genres:

  • Drama
  • Thriller

Trailer

Further Information

Sanjuro Kuwabatake / The Samurai
Toshirō Mifune
Toshirō Mifune
Unosuke, gunfighter
Tatsuya Nakadai
Tatsuya Nakadai
Nui
Yôko Tsukasa
Yôko Tsukasa
Orin
Isuzu Yamada
Isuzu Yamada
Inokichi
Daisuke Katô
Daisuke Katô
Tokuemon, sake brewer
Takashi Shimura
Takashi Shimura
Seibê - brothel operator
Seizaburô Kawazu
Seizaburô Kawazu
Yoichiro
Hiroshi Tachikawa
Hiroshi Tachikawa
Gonji, tavern keeper
Eijirô Tôno
Eijirô Tôno
Tazaemon
Kamatari Fujiwara
Kamatari Fujiwara
Hansuke
Ikio Sawamura
Ikio Sawamura
The Cooper (Coffin-Maker)
Atsushi Watanabe
Atsushi Watanabe
Homma, instructor who skips town
Susumu Fujita
Susumu Fujita
Ushitora
Kyû Sazanka
Kyû Sazanka
Kohei's Son
Yōsuke Natsuki
Yōsuke Natsuki
Kuma
Kô Nishimura
Kô Nishimura
Ronin Kobuhachi
Takeshi Katô
Takeshi Katô
First Samurai
Ichirô Nakatani
Ichirô Nakatani
First Foot Soldier
Sachio Sakai
Sachio Sakai
Kame
Akira Tani
Akira Tani
Kannuki the Giant
Namigoro Rashomon
Namigoro Rashomon
Kohei
Yoshio Tsuchiya
Yoshio Tsuchiya
Magotaro
Gen Shimizu
Gen Shimizu
Matsukichi
Yutaka Sada
Yutaka Sada
Kumosuke
Shin Ôtomo
Shin Ôtomo
Ushitora Follower
Shôichi Hirose
Shôichi Hirose
Yahachi
Hideyo Amamoto
Hideyo Amamoto
Sukeju
Shôji Ôki
Shôji Ôki
Second Samurai
Fuminori Ôhashi
Fuminori Ôhashi
Farmer
Hiroshi Yoseyama
Hiroshi Yoseyama
Traveler
Senkichi Ômura
Senkichi Ômura
Farmer's Ex-wife
Noriko Honma
Noriko Honma
Seibei Follower
Ryusuke Nishio
Ryusuke Nishio
Seibei Follower
Naoya Kusakawa
Naoya Kusakawa
Seibei Follower
Nadao Kirino
Nadao Kirino
Seibei Follower
Jun Ôtomo
Jun Ôtomo
Ushitora Follower
Shinpei Takagi
Shinpei Takagi
Ushitora Follower
Akio Kusama
Akio Kusama
Ushitora Follower
Yasuzô Ogawa
Yasuzô Ogawa
Ushitora Follower
Hiroshi Takagi
Hiroshi Takagi
Seibei Follower
Jun'ichirô Mukai
Jun'ichirô Mukai
Seibei Follower
Fumiyoshi Kamagaya
Fumiyoshi Kamagaya
Second Foot Soldier
Ichirô Chiba
Ichirô Chiba
Ushitora Follower
Haruya Sakamoto
Haruya Sakamoto
Seibei Follower
Rinsaku Ogata
Rinsaku Ogata
Ushitora Follower
Fumio Kogushi
Fumio Kogushi
Woman at Seibei's House
Yoko Terui
Yoko Terui
Woman at Seibei's Hosue
Hiromi Mineoka
Hiromi Mineoka
Woman at Seibei's House
Michiko Kawa
Michiko Kawa
Roku - Samurai Whose Arm is Cut
Jerry Fujio
Jerry Fujio
Director
Akira Kurosawa
Akira Kurosawa
Screenplay
Akira Kurosawa
Akira Kurosawa
Screenplay
Ryûzô Kikushima
Ryûzô Kikushima
Executive Producer
Ryûzô Kikushima
Ryûzô Kikushima
Producer
Akira Kurosawa
Akira Kurosawa
Executive Producer
Tomoyuki Tanaka
Tomoyuki Tanaka
Original Music Composer
Masaru Satô
Masaru Satô
Director of Photography
Kazuo Miyagawa
Kazuo Miyagawa
Editor
Akira Kurosawa
Akira Kurosawa
Production Design
Yoshirô Muraki
Yoshirô Muraki
Costume Design
Yoshirô Muraki
Yoshirô Muraki
Editorial Production Assistant
Reiko Kaneko
Reiko Kaneko
Script Supervisor
Teruyo Nogami
Teruyo Nogami
Production Supervisor
Hiroshi Nezu
Hiroshi Nezu
Assistant Director
Masanobu Deme
Masanobu Deme
Assistant Director
Shirô Moritani
Shirô Moritani
Assistant Art Director
Yoshifumi Honda
Yoshifumi Honda
Sound Recordist
Chôshichirô Mikami
Chôshichirô Mikami
Sound Effects Editor
Ichirô Minawa
Ichirô Minawa
Sound Mixer
Masanobu Miyazaki
Masanobu Miyazaki
Sound Recordist
Hisashi Shimonaga
Hisashi Shimonaga
Lighting Technician
Chôshirô Ishii
Chôshirô Ishii
Lighting Production Assistant
Shôji Kaneko
Shôji Kaneko
First Assistant Camera
Takao Saitô
Takao Saitô
Choreographer
Ryû Kuze
Ryû Kuze

Andres Gomez

Great movie! Akira Kurosawa is just a master movie maker.

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