Sanshiro Sugata

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Sanshiro Sugata

martial arts judo sports love practice jujitsu

Sanshiro Sugata

Release Date: May 29, 1965

Year    :   1965
Slogan    :   «Judo Saga»
Genres    :   Action, Drama
Production Companies    :   Toho Co., Kurosawa Production Co., Takarazuka Eiga Company Ltd.
Director    :   Seiichirô Uchikawa
Producers    :   Akira Kurosawa, Tomoyuki Tanaka, Hiroshi Nezu
Writers    :   Akira Kurosawa, Tsuneo Tomita
RunTime    :   159 mins.

Remake of Kurosawa's films Sanshiro Sugata and Sanshiro Sugata part 2. A young man, Sanshiro Sugata, troubled by personal problems, takes up judo. His teacher, Shogoro Yano, is a devout man who has aroused the enmity of the local practitioners of jujitsu, the older and more accepted of the two sports. Sugata uses his newly learned prowess to gain a measure of respect from others; however, Shogoro insists that the sport has a spiritual side, a lesson Sugata has yet to learn. Eventually, in hand-to-hand combat with the father of a young woman he loves, he comes to understand the true meaning of judo.




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