Seven Samurai

Scree­ning ///

Thu, Decem­ber 16 2004, 20:00 /// 
quitch, Unte­re Donau­län­de 10, Linz ///

Aki­ra Kuro­sa­wa, director/author (* 1910, † 1998) not just a legend in Japan becau­se of his image­ry and nar­ra­ti­ve dyna­mics but is also a role model for many European and Ame­ri­can direc­tors. The­re­fo­re Kuro­sa­wa is regar­ded as the aes­the­tic forerun­ner for the wes­tern films (and spa­ghet­ti wes­tern) in the fif­ties and six­ties. Movies like “The Magni­ficent Seven” (direc­ted by John Stur­ges) or “A Fist­ful of Dol­lars“ (direc­ted by Ser­gio Leo­ne) are defi­ni­te­ly based on works of this director/author.

Seven Samu­rai” is the most popu­lar film direc­ted by Kuro­sa­wa. It is a opu­lent epic with a total of three thousand par­ti­ci­pants and the direc­tor tells the varied and very den­se sto­ry of a small Japa­ne­se vil­la­ge. qujOchÖ pres­ents the film in the cour­se of the film­pla­teau and ana­ly­ses it in the ensuing dis­cus­sion.