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    Directed by Akira Kurosawa • 1952 • Japan

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    Directed by Akira Kurosawa • 1954 • Japan

    One of the most thrilling movie epics of all time, Seven Samurai (Shichinin no samurai) tells the story of a sixteenth-century village whose desperate inhabitants hire the eponymous warriors to protect them from invading bandits. This three-hour ride f...

  • I Live in Fear

    Directed by Akira Kurosawa • 1955 • Japan
    Starring Toshiro Mifune, Minoru Chiaki

    Both the final film of this period in which Akira Kurosawa would directly wrestle with the demons of the Second World War and his most literal representation of living in an atomic age, the galvanizing I LIVE IN FEA...