Seven Samurai

Seven Samurai


七人の侍
Shichinin No Samurai
Seven Samurai

Director Akira Kurosawa
Producer Sojiro Motoki
Screenplay Akira Kurosawa
Shinobu Hashimoto
Hideo Oguni
Photography Asakazu Nakai
Art Takashi Matsuyama
Lighting Shigeru Mori
Sound Fumio Yanoguchi
Music Fumio Hayasaka
Production Companies Toho
Release Date April 26, 1954
Runtime 207 minutes
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七人の侍
Shichinin No Samurai
Seven Samurai

Staff
Director Akira Kurosawa
Producer Sojiro Motoki
Screenplay Akira Kurosawa
Shinobu Hashimoto
Hideo Oguni
Photography Asakazu Nakai
Art Takashi Matsuyama
Lighting Shigeru Mori
Sound Fumio Yanoguchi
Music Fumio Hayasaka
Info
Production Companies Toho
Release Date April 26, 1954
Runtime 207 minutes

During the lawless warring states period, a remote farming village is at the mercy of bandits, who arrive yearly to rob the farmers of their crops. One villager, Rikichi, determines to save his village by searching out masterless samurai to destroy the bandits. Rikichi travels to the city and meets Shimada, an older samurai, and witnesses his skill first hand. Shimada becomes the first recruit, and he attracts more samurai to Rikichi’s cause. Shimada is able to secure the services of a further five samurai, not including Kikuchiyo, an arrogant peasant who plays at being a samurai. Rikichi returns to the village with seven hired swords in tow.

Tensions between the villagers and the samurai are heavy from the outset; the villagers fear the samurai just as much as they fear the bandits. However, with plenty of nudging from an enthusiastic Kikuchiyo, the villagers take to training with the samurai while Shimada prepares defenses. When the bandits return for the crops, a series of skirmishes ensues. The strength and resolve of the villagers is sorely tested, and two of the samurai are slain, but they slowly whittle down the bandits’ numbers. Shimada realizes that the bandits have reached a breaking point and will soon mount a last desperate assault on the village.

The final battle takes place during a fierce rainstorm. The villagers and the remaining five samurai lead the bandits into the center of the village and trap them, and a bloodbath ensues, in which nearly all of the bandits are slain. Kikuchiyo, mortally wounded, slays the bandit chief before succumbing to his injuries. The rejuvenated villagers return to planting their crops as the remaining samurai look on.

製作
Producer
本木荘二郎
Sojiro Motoki
脚本
Screenplay
黒澤明
Akira Kurosawa

橋本忍
Shinobu Hashimoto

小国英雄
Hideo Oguni
撮影
Photography
中井朝一
Asakazu Nakai
美術
Art
松山崇
Takashi Matsuyama
照明
Lighting
森茂
Shigeru Mori
録音
Sound
矢野口文雄
Fumio Yanoguchi
音楽
Music
早坂文雄
Fumio Hayasaka
美術考証
Conceptual Art
江崎孝坪
Kohei Ezaki
剣術指導
Sword Instruction
杉野嘉男 (日本古武道振興会)
Yoshio Sugino (Japan Kobudo Promotion Organization)
流鏑馬指南
Horse Instruction
金子家教 (日本弓馬会範士)
Kakyo Kaneko (Japan Horse Parliament)

遠藤茂 (日本弓馬会教士)
Shigero Endo (Japan Horse Parliament)
監督助手
Assistant Director
堀川弘通
Hiromichi Horikawa
粧髪
Hairstyle
山田順三郎
Junzaburo Yamada
現像
Developing
東宝現像所
Toho Laboratory
製作担当者
Production Manager
根津博
Hiroshi Nezu
出演者
Performers


三船敏郎
Toshiro Mifune

志村喬
Takashi Shimura

津島恵子
Keiko Tsushima

島崎雪子
Yukiko Shimazaki

藤原釜足
Kamatari Fujiwara

加東大介
Daisuke Kato

木村功
Isao Kimura

千秋実
Minoru Chiaki

宮口精二
Seiji Miyaguchi

小杉義男
Yoshio Kosugi

左卜全
Bokuzen Hidari

稲葉義男
Yoshio Inaba

土屋嘉男
Yoshio Tsuchiya

高堂国典
Kuninori Kodo

東野英治郎
Eijiro Tono

上田吉二郎
Kichijiro Ueda

多々良純
Jun Tatara

渡辺篤
Atsushi Watanabe

小川虎之助
Toranosuke Ogawa

山形勲
Isao Yamagata

上山草人
Sojin Kamiyama

清水元
Gen Shimizu

榊田敬二
Keiji Sakakida

高木新平
Shinpei Takagi

大友伸
Shin Otomo

高原駿雄
Toshio Takahara

杉寛
Kan Sugi

林幹
Kan Hayashi

堺左千夫
Sachio Sakai

牧壮吉
Sokichi Maki

千葉一郎
Ichiro Chiba

千石規子
Noriko Sengoku

本間文子
Noriko Honma

大久保正信
Masanobu Okubo

西條悦郎
Etsuro Saijo

伊藤実
Minoru Ito

坂本晴哉
Haruya Sakamoto

桜井巨郎
Giro Sakurai

渋谷英男
Hideo Shibuya

鴨田清
Kiyoshi Kamata

大村千吉
Senkichi Omura

成田孝
Takashi Narita

広瀬庄一
Shoichi Hirose

宇野晃司
Koji Uno

橘正晃
Masaaki Tachibana

坪野鎌之
Kamayuki Tsubono

中恭二
Kyoji Naka

宮川珍男児
Sandanji Miyagawa

砂川繁視
Shigemi Sunakawa

谷晃
Akira Tani

草間璋夫
Akio Kusama

天見竜太郎
Ryutaro Amemi

三上淳
Jun Mikami

中島春雄
Haruo Nakajima

峰三平
Sanpei Mine

松下正秀
Masahide Matsushita

池田兼雄
Kaneo Ikeda

熊谷二良
Jiro Kumagai

川越一平
Ippei Kawagoe

鈴川二郎
Jiro Suzukawa

夏木順平
Junpei Natsuki

神山恭一
Kyoichi Kamiyama

鈴木治夫
Haruo Suzuki

天野五郎
Goro Amano

吉頂寺晃
Akira Kichijoji

岩本弘司
Koji Iwamoto

安芸津広
Hiroshi Akitsu

山田彰
Akira Yamada

今井和雄
Kazuo Imai

中西英介
Eisuke Nakanishi

伊原徳
Toku Ihara

大塚秀雄
Hideo Otsuka

大江秀
Shu Oe

堤康久
Yasuhisa Tsutsumi

大西康雄
Yasumasa Onishi

片桐常雄
Tsuneo Katagiri

下田巡
Jun Shimoda

河辺昌義
Masayoshi Kawabe

加藤茂雄
Shigeo Kato

川又吉一
Yukio Kawamata

関猛
Takeshi Seki

登山晴子
Haruko Toyama

馬野都留子
Tsuruko Mano

小野松枝
Matsue Ono

一万慈多鶴恵
Tazue Ichimonji

大城政子
Masako Oki

小沢経子
Keiko Ozawa

上遠野路子
Michiko Kado

中野俊子
Toshiko Nakano

東静子
Shizuko Azuma

森啓子
Kyoko Mori

河辺美智子
Michiko Kawabe

戸川夕子
Yuko Togawa

北野八代子
Yayoko Kitano

須山操
Misao Suyama

高原とり子
Toriko Takahara

劇団若草
Wakakusa Theatrical Company

劇団こけし座
Kokeshiza Theatrical Company

日本綜合芸術社
Japan Synthetic Art Company
監督
Director
黒澤明
Akira Kurosawa