A nameless ronin wonders into a rural village in feudal Japan. To restore peace in the community, he concocts a plan to play the two head rivals, fighting for monopoly of the local gambling trade, against one another.
Has there ever been a Japanese director as key for Western cinema as Akira Kurosawa? Remade by Sergio Leone and Walter Hill, this colorful action flick skillfully explores the world and its self-destructive nature. Toshiro Mifune won Best Actor at the 1961 Venice Film Festival for his performance.
Buster Keaton,Clyde Bruckman, 1926, United States
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Mike Leigh, 2008, United Kingdom
Harmony Korine, 2007, United States
Abel Ferrara, 2007, Italy
Park Chan-wook, 2003, South Korea
Pedro Almodóvar, 2006, Spain
Bong Joon-ho, 2006, South Korea
Federico Fellini, 1963, Italy
Peter Greenaway, 1982, United Kingdom