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The movie Seven Samurai 七人の侍 is a epic historical adventure drama film co-written, edited, and directed by Akira Kurosawa 黒澤明.

The story takes place in 1586 during the Sengoku Period of Japanese history. It follows the story of a village of farmers that hire seven ronin (masterless samurai) to combat bandits who will return after the harvest to steal their crops.

「おのれの事ばかりを考える奴は、おのれをも滅ぼす奴だ」

“He who thinks only himself will destroy himself ,too.” Kanbei

Since its release, Seven Samurai has consistently ranked highly in critics’ lists of the greatest films, such as the BFI’s Sight & Sound and Rotten Tomatoes polls. It has remained highly influential, often seen as one of the most “remade, reworked, referenced” films in cinema.

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Akira Kurosawa’s original idea for the film was to make it about a day in the life of a samurai, beginning with him rising from bed, eat breakfast, go to his master’s castle and ending with him making some mistake that required him to go home and kill himself to save face.

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