Wandering Warriors

Wandering Warriors

2 Episodes

The enduring fascination with Japanese samurai mythology extends across genres and borders in a katana-swinging classic and an innovative homage. Set in a dystopian future ravaged by climate change, French-Burkinabe director Cédric Ido’s HASAKI YA SUDA puts a fresh, Afrofuturist spin on the samurai film by incorporating elements of science fiction and spaghetti westerns. It’s a direct descendant of a film Ido cites as a major influence: Akira Kurosawa’s exhilarating YOJIMBO, a visually stunning and darkly comic action masterpiece starring the incomparable Toshiro Mifune as a wily ronin who turns a range war between two evil clans to his own advantage.

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Wandering Warriors
  • Hasaki Ya Suda

    Episode 1

    Directed by Cédric Ido • 2011 • France
    Starring Jacky Ido, Cédric Ido, Min Man Ma

    In an all-too-plausible future ravaged by climate change, rival clans must fight for the remaining natural resources in this striking Burkinabé blend of samurai adventure, spaghetti western, and doomsday science-fi...

  • Yojimbo

    Episode 2

    Directed by Akira Kurosawa • 1961 • Japan
    Starring Toshiro Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yoko Tsukasa

    The incomparable Toshiro Mifune stars in Akira Kurosawa’s visually stunning and darkly comic YOJIMBO. To rid a terror-stricken village of corruption, wily masterless samurai Sanjuro turns a range war...