Akira Kurosawa | Japan | 1961 | 1h 50m | Japanese/English subs | Toshirô Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yôko Tsukasa, Daisuke Katô, Kyû Sazanka, Eijirô Tôno

Set in 16th century Japan, a crafty warrior drifts into a rural town divided by two criminal gangs. He offers his services to both gangs, playing them off against each other, in the hope they will destroy each other and free the village from a life of continual violence. Kurosawa’s exhilarating and darkly comic genre-twisting thriller went on to influence many Hollywood Westerns having been remade at least three times – most notably by Sergio Leone in A Fistful of Dollars.

If you buy a ticket for this screening of Yojimno as well as Throne of Blood (Sun 7 Nov, 13:30) and Seven Samurai (Sun 7 Nov, 16:30) in a single transaction, you will receive a 15% discount on the total cost. 


Screening as part of Japan 2020: Over 100 years of Japanese Cinema, a UK-wide film season supported by National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network. bfijapan.co.uk

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