About the film
japan samurai sword peasant looting rice fencing village epic moral ambiguity battle bandit practice 16th century
Release Date: April 26, 1954
|Slogan||:||«The Mighty Warriors Who Became the Seven National Heroes of a Small Town»|
|Production Companies||:||Toho Company, Ltd.|
|Producers||:||Sōjirō Motoki, Teruyo Nogami, Yûji Hamada, Hiroshi Nezu|
|Writers||:||Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni|
A samurai answers a village's request for protection after he falls on hard times. The town needs protection from bandits, so the samurai gathers six others to help him teach the people how to defend themselves, and the villagers provide the soldiers with food. A giant battle occurs when 40 bandits attack the village.