Thursday 14th September 4.15pm & 7.15pm / Cinema


A nameless ronin, or samurai with no master (Toshirô Mifune), enters a small village in feudal Japan where two rival businessmen are struggling for control of the local gambling trade. Taking the name Sanjuro Kuwabatake, the ronin convinces both silk merchant Tazaemon (Kamatari Fujiwara) and sake merchant Tokuemon (Takashi Shimura) to hire him as a personal bodyguard, then artfully sets in motion a full-scale gang war between the two ambitious and unscrupulous men.

“Kurosawa’s masterfully executed action film influenced many young directors, including Segio Leone.” – Emanuel Levy


This screening was selected by the Playhouse Picture Planners – film chosen by the community for the community.


Performance Dates and Times

Thursday 14th September 4.15pm & 7.15pm

£7.50 Standard Ticket | £6.50 Concession

Running Time: 110 minutes

Language: This film is Japanese with English subtitles

Your Visit

We look forward to your visit!

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