World Cinema Classics


Directed by Akira Kurosawa

Japan, 1961, 1h 50min, 35mm, In Japanese with English Subtitles

World Cinema Classics

AFS Cinema

6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 Austin, TX 78752


General Public
$11.25 evening / $9 matinee

$3 discounts for AFS MAKE & WATCH members. Free for LOVE & Premiere.

The dynamic duo of director Akira Kurosawa and star Toshiro Mifune make their special magic in this exciting story of a samurai-for-hire who hires himself out to two warring factions with the aim of destroying both. A practical blueprint for the modern action film. In 35mm.


Far from being just another vehicle for Mifune, this belongs in that select group of films noirs which are also comedies.” – Geoff Andrew, Time Out

A textbook example of the perfect crowd-pleaser, Kurosawa’s tale is sociopolitical wish fulfillment via archetypal samurai drama, albeit with a twist or three.” – Rob Humanick, Slant Magazine

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