Farmers from a village exploited by bandits hire a veteran samurai for protection, who gathers six other samurai to join him.
“Seven Samurai” is a Japanese epic samurai film directed by Akira Kurosawa and released in 1954. The film is set in 1586, during Japan’s Warring States period, and tells the story of a village of farmers who hire seven ronin (masterless samurai) to defend them against a group of bandits who plan to raid their village.
The film features an ensemble cast, including Takashi Shimura, Toshiro Mifune, and Yoshio Inaba, and is known for its innovative cinematography, detailed characterizations, and epic battle scenes.
“Seven Samurai” has been highly acclaimed by critics and audiences alike, and is considered one of the greatest films in world cinema. It has been remade and referenced in numerous films and other media, and its influence can be seen in many modern action and adventure films.