Yojimbo (Akira Kurosawa, 1961) Toshirô Mifune, Eijirô Tôno, Tatsuya Nakadai
A crafty ronin comes to a town divided by two criminal gangs and decides to play them against each other to free the town.
Yojimbo ('Bodyguard') is a 1961 Japanese samurai film directed by Akira Kurosawa, who produced the film with Tomoyuki Tanaka and Ryūzō Kikushima. Kurosawa wrote the screenplay with Kikushima and Hideo Oguni based on Kurosawa's story. Kurosawa also edited the film. It tells the story of a rōnin, portrayed by Toshiro Mifune, who arrives in a small town where competing crime lords vie for supremacy. The two bosses each try to hire the newcomer as a bodyguard.
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