Hidden Fortress (Kakushi-toride no san-akunin)

Hidden Fortress (Kakushi-toride no san-akunin)

Thursday, October 14, 2010 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Room 106, Department of Economics See map
212 York Street
New Haven, CT 6511

Hidden Fortress (Kakushi-toride no san-akunin)
Directed by Kurosawa Akira, 1958 (35mm, 139 min., black & white). Print courtesy of the Japan Foundation.

Synopsis: A general helps a princess regain her lost fiefdom with the help of two bumbling sidekicks. Sound familiar? George Lukas got the outline for Star Wars from this entertainment spectacular by Kurosawa Akira that stars Mifune Toshiro (Seven Samurai).

A series of samurai films slightly off the beaten track, featuring singing samurai, a samurai Cyrano de Bergerac, and even the samurai who inspired Star Wars, directed by such masters as Kurosawa Akira, Inagaki Hiroshi, and Kato Tai.

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In Conjunction with "Japanese Cinema before 1960" FILM 446/JAPN 270/LITR 384/JAPN 586.