Yojimbo (1961)

Pathetic Weaklings

After rescuing Nui (Yoko Tsukasa) and reuniting her with her family, Sanjuro (Toshiro Mifune) chastises the family for lingering around and not embracing their new-found freedom.

Directed by Akira Kurosawa.

Released in 1961 by Criterion.

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  • character-type: Hostage
  • character-type: Henchmen
  • character-type: Child
  • character-type: Good Guy
  • action: Rip
  • action: Stab
  • action: Cut
  • action: Hug
  • action: Rescue
  • action: Cry
  • action: Yell
  • action: Break
  • action: Kick
  • action: Run
  • action: Kill
  • action: Help
  • action: Embrace
  • action: Attack
  • action: Drag
  • editors-choice: Cinematography
  • primary-genre: Action and Adventure
  • secondary-genre: Action & Adventure
  • mood: Angry
  • mood: Violent
  • prop: Coin
  • prop: Sword
  • prop: Corpse
  • prop: Money
  • setting: House
  • theme: Freedom
  • theme: Helping
  • theme: Strength
  • theme: Family
  • theme: Weakness
  • actor: Yoshio Tsuchiya
  • actor: Yosuke Natsuki
  • actor: Yôko Tsukasa
  • actor: Toshirô Mifune
  • actor: Daisuke Katô
  • director: Akira Kurosawa
  • producer: Akira Kurosawa
  • producer: Ryuzo Kikushima
  • producer: Tomoyuki Tanaka
  • cinematographer: Kazuo Miyagawa
  • composer: Masaru Satô
  • editor: Akira Kurosawa
  • costume-designer: Yoshirô Muraki
  • production-designer: Yoshirô Muraki
  • role-name: Kohei
  • role-name: The Samurai
  • role-name: Kohei's Son
  • role-name: Ushitora's rotund brother Inokichi
  • role-name: Nui
  • screenwriter: Ryuzo Kikushima
  • screenwriter: Akira Kurosawa
  • year: 1961
  • studio: Criterion