Glasgow Film Festival 2017

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Mifune: The Last Samurai (Country: US, Japan; Year: 2015; Director: Steven Okazaki; Writer: Stuart Galbraith IV, Steven Okazaki; Stars: Wataru Akashi, Kyôko Kagawa, Takeshi Katô, Hisao Kurosawa, Shirô Mifune, Toshirô Mifune, Haruo Nakajima, Sadao Nakajima, Yôsuke Natsuki, Terumi Niki, Teruyo Nogami, Keanu Reeves, Tadao Sato, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg)
Documentary about the on and offscreen life of the Japanese movie star.
Rashomon (Country: Japan; Year: 1950; Director: Akira Kurosawa; Writer: Shinobu Hashimoto, Akira Kurosawa, based on a short story and novel by Ryunosuke Akutagawa; Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura, Minoru Chiaki, Kichijiro Ueda, Fumiko Honma, Daisuke Katô)
Four separate versions of a death in the forest. Reissued on the big screen.
Sanjuro (Tsubaki Sanjûrô) (Country: Japan; Year: 1962; Director: Akira Kurosawa; Writer: Ryûzô Kikushima, Hideo Oguni; Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Keiju Kobayashi)
A crafty samurai helps a young man and his fellow clansmen save his uncle, who has been framed and imprisoned by a corrupt superintendent.
Seven Samurai (Shichinin no samurai) (Country: Japan; Year: 1954; Director: Akira Kurosawa; Writer: Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni; Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Tsushima, Yukiko Shimazaki, Kamatari Fujiwara, Daisuke Katô, Isao Kimura, Minoru Chiaki, Seiji Miyaguchi, Yoshio Kosugi, Bokuzen Hidari, Yoshio Inaba, Yoshio Tsuchiya, Kuninori Kôdô, Eijirô Tôno)
A village enlists a group of samurai to defend them from bandits.
Stray Dog (Nora Inu) (Year: 1949; Director: Akira Kurosawa; Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Awaji)
A rookie detective is desperate to recover his honour by hunting down the pickpocket who tole his pistol.
Yojimbo (Country: Japan; Year: 1961; Director: Akira Kurosawa; Writer: Akira Kurosawa; Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Eijirô Tôno, Tatsuya Nakadai)
A mysterious ronin finds his services are popular in a town where two gangs are trying to wipe each other out.
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