Seven Samurai | 1954

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

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Main Plot

Farmers from a village exploited by bandits hire a veteran samurai for protection, who gathers six other samurai to join him.


  • ToshirĂ´ Mifune's character in Seven Samurai is a skilled and unpredictable samurai who aids the farmers in defending their village.
  • Takashi Shimura's character in Seven Samurai is a wise and experienced samurai who helps defend a village against bandits.
  • Keiko Tsushima's character in Seven Samurai is a young woman who provides emotional support and romance to one of the samurai.


In the ending of Seven Samurai, the remaining samurai and villagers mourn the loss of their fallen comrades. The bandits are defeated, but at a high cost. The samurai leave the village, knowing their work is done. As they ride away, they witness the villagers returning to their normal lives, symbolizing the restoration of peace and hope. The film concludes with a poignant shot of the samurai on their horses, emphasizing their sacrifice and the cyclical nature of life and war.

Akira Kurosawa