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Mifune: The Last Samurai

Mifune: The Last Samurai

Toshiro Mifune (1920-1997) was the greatest actor from the Golden Age of Japanese Cinema and appeared in 170 films. His collaborations with Akira Kurosawa earned him twice the Best actor Prize at Venice Festival for YOJIMBO (1961) and RED BEARD (1965).
Just as John Ford and John Wayne elevated the American Western genre into breathtaking sagas exploring the human side of America’s violent expansion, Kurosawa and Mifune transformed the chanbara film, the period sword fighting movie, into bold narratives exploring individuality versus power and repression in Japanese society. Woven together with archival footages and interviews the film tells Mifune’s life and films experience as well as his pivotal role in the evolution of the samurai film.

Language
  • English
  • Japanese
Runtime
80
Production Year
2016
Film Type
Documentary
Production Countries
  • Japan
Casts
Koji Yakusho, Yoshio Tsuchiya, Teruyo Nogami, Shiro Mifune, Hisao Kurosawa, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Kyoko Kagawa, Yoko Tsukasa, Kaoru Yachigusa
Production Company
Creative associates, limited , farallon films
Festivals / Awards
  • 2016, Telluride Film Festival, United States
  • BFI London, United Kingdom
  • Hawaii International Film Festival
  • Denver International Film Festival

Crew List

Screenwriter
Steven Okazaki
DOP / Camera
Tohru Hina
DOP / Camera
Yasuyuki Ishikawa
Editor
Steven Okazaki
Music
Jeffrey Wood
Sound
Tsuyoshi Abo
Producer
Toshiaki Nakazawa
Producer
Toichiro Shiraishi
Producer
Kensuke Zushi
Producer
Yukie Kito
Producer
Steven Okazaki
Producer
Taro Goto

Director/s

Steven  Okazaki
Steven Okazaki
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