Samurai I:Musashi Miyamoto

  • Dir: Inagaki Hiroshi

  • Japan, 1954, 93min, 35mm

  • Cast: Mifune Toshiro, Mikuni Rentaro,Okada Mariko

The first of Inagaki Hiroshi’s Samurai Trilogy chronicles the life journey of Takezo in becoming the greatest samurai of Japan. A young, raw warrior with a ferocious animal vitality escapes into the mountain after his defeat, where he meets a wise Buddhist monk who helps him refine his instincts and become a true samurai. Mifune Toshiro, with his physical dynamics, imbues his Takezo with nuanced internal struggle of flailing violence and impotent fury, and vividly portrays a man who synchronizes himself with the nature and finds harmony with his inner self.

1955 Academy Awards, Best Foreign Language Film

Screening:

Note

1. Unless otherwise stated, all films (except English-speaking films) are subtitled in English.

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