Director: Akira Kurosawa
One of Akira Kurosawa’s best and most influential films, Seven Samurai tells the story of seven wayward samurai who are hired by a small, poor, village to protect it from a group of murderous bandits. Each character has his own demons and flaws to fight, but in the end is able to achieve honor and heroism for himself and the village. Thrilling and epic, this movie is not only a must-see, but is required viewing for all.
And if the plot sounds familiar, you may have seen the Western remake of this film, The Magnificent Seven, starring Yul Brenner and Steve McQueen.
If you’d like to read more about the making of this Kurosawa film, check out the book Seven Samurai by Joan Mellen in the Greenfield Open Stacks, call number 791.437 Se82m.
Recommended by Mike Sgier, Greenfield Library Circulation Assistant.