Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Two Line Reviews - #130

Movie: Tsubaki Sanjûrô (Japanese,1962)

Plot: With his weak set of 8 soldiers,the nephew of a chamberlain captured by a corrupt superintendent accidentally gets the help of an eccentric yet intelligent samurai. The ten of them,to save the chamberlain, take on a huge clan using not brawn but brain.

  • This film brings out the lighter side of Kurosawa with characters fitted with a good scope for wit and humour.
  • Toshiro Mifune's essay of a lazy,laid-back yet cautious samurai is memorable. His body language is ultimate!
  • Needless to say,like in other films of the director,music & camera steal attention.
Nothing much.

My Rating: 9.4/10

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