A number of male characters dress in traditional Japanese garb, which reveals the buttocks, but due to the often wartime context, it is non-sexual.
A woman and a man is shown to sleep together. Nothing sexual is shown, but it’s implied that they may had sex.


Some mild references that you need an extremely keen eye to catch
A woman lies herself before a man wanting him to sleep with her but is disappointed when he doesn’t.
A man strips down to nothing but a loincloth a couple times during the film.


Film review:Translated by www.rabudo-ru.com


In troubled times, the most difficult thing is to persist, keep your integrity and keep your heart burning.

For most ordinary people like me, who just want to live and work at home, this sentence inevitably appears arrogant and arrogant, but for the Japanese samurai in the Warring States period, this kind of persistence is the spiritual practice that must be faced every day. It is an unavoidable Foundation: persistence or giving up, poverty or wealth, fasting or living?

In the camera, there are dilapidated cities, barren villages, young children with vegetable color, old people with dead wood heart, smoke of gunpowder, groups of bandits running rampant, muddy and bumpy roads, silent and proud people with knives come and go. In the past, the glorious face was full of haggard color, hungry and vain steps. It was an era when there was no need for warriors. People only saw the sword, not the people behind it. Therefore, some people attached to the city master and won fame in repeated competition and endless killing. Some people thought highly of themselves and proudly protected their sword. They could not hear Sheng song or moan. Some become bandits and thieves, while others are displaced.

It was in this desolation and desolation that the seven warriors of Kurosawa came.

The Seven Samurai fifty years ago has long been regarded as a classic by generations of famous postgraduates. No matter the theme, characters, photography, stories, martial arts and scenes, they all show the style of a master. The appearance of the seven warriors alone was wonderful and hidden. People saw several real warriors with distinctive personality, and vaguely heard Kurosawa’s sigh of respect and regret.

Kambing Wei represents Akira Kurosawa’s warrior ideal. He has high martial arts skills, resourcefulness, humility and steadiness. When the farmers asked him to protect the village, he could have made a more rational choice, but he promised because he “won’t spoil this bowl of rice”. For a man who has long been tired of the war and knows that the war will not only be useless and unknown, but also die, his calm and calm, if described by an old saying, is “the great Xia”.

Like Kam Bing Wei, Qilang Ji responded to death with a smile. A warrior who has been through many battles immediately broke through life and death with a horizontal knife. He was even willing to be a peddler, pick a load and walk around the streets with a smile. He not only meant loyalty, but also had an ordinary heart closer to the earth.

At a glance, Wulang Bingwei saw through the temptation trick of Kambing Wei, but his wisdom and experience did not mean worldly sophistication: “the main reason why I accept is that your personality attracts me. Perhaps the deepest friendship in life often arises from chance.” What a memorable era, willing to go to the appointment of death for a first-time friend!

When he first met Pingba, he seemed to be a contradictory person. He could frankly admit that he was able to save his life on the battlefield because he often slipped away first in the face of a strong enemy. When Wulang Bingwei asked him if he was interested in killing 30 bandits, he immediately raised his knife and went happily.

Jiuzang represents the highest level of martial arts. He is the kind of swordsman we know in the legend. He is also like the legendary Ximen blowing snow. His face is cold and his heart is hot. He has a promise of a thousand gold and one person in ten steps.

Shengsiro is the future of samurai and Kurosawa. Although he is only half a samurai in the eyes of others, his persistence, enthusiasm and fresh vitality are always gratifying. After this battle, the spirit of samurai will not stop.

Kikuchidai is the most special one. From his careless appearance without manners to his falling down like a King Kong with angry eyes, other warriors and villagers may not regard him as a real warrior. Indeed, his identity is questionable, but Kurosawa is obviously using him to say a prophecy of ancient dragon style: what is chivalry? It’s a heart, not a sword!

Kurosawa did not deliberately beautify these warriors, and they hesitated to calculate. They agreed to the request of the villagers, not so much for a few free meals as for sympathy and the proud sense of responsibility of the samurai. They go to protect the villagers, but their attitude is still high and disdainful. They are still hierarchical in their consciousness. They will not admit that the mission of the samurai is for those “untouchables”.

Perhaps the villagers are indeed contemptible. They are stingy, hypocritical, selfish and snobbish. Ju Qiandai makes them understand the nature of farmers, and also tears their inner faith. The farmers’ survival consciousness and behavior that they despise are thanks to the warriors who only strive for fame and wealth and fight and kill. Finally, the warriors are like ordinary people to save people in danger, To what extent is it purely chivalrous? Even if you are prosperous and return home in good clothes, in the end, you still can’t escape the fate of blood splashing five steps, a few piles of wasteland graves and no one crying. Therefore, after the battle, facing several new graves with swords, the reconnaissance guard will say: “we have failed again. Those farmers are the winners. Warriors are like the wind, rolling across the earth. Those farmers are always with the earth and live forever.”

The samurai fight to the death, but the end of the story has overturned their creed of settling down. Akira Kurosawa’s knife is really cruel. It is this ruthlessness that shows us the truth of human nature and the harshness of history. This film is not only remembered as an excellent martial arts film.

There is a special episode in the film. The tense plot suddenly eased down. Everyone sat in the nightclub. Kambing Wei said to shengsiro: “I was as young as you. I honed myself, fought in the battlefield, established great achievements and became the city master in the future. But unconsciously, my hair turned gray, and time flew, and my parents and friends died one by one…” at that moment, The tragic and helpless fate of the warriors will attack quietly under the cover of the night, which makes people shocked.

In the battle with bandits, farmers and ourselves, the door of fate is open bit by bit. The struggle of human nature and the emotion of life are so persistent and patient for the thick and vast land and the history of suffering. Life is so short of sunshine. All creatures on the earth are born again in the spring breeze, and even farmers are nothing. Instead of losing respect for life, we are more awed by desperate warriors and selfish farmers.

This is Kurosawa’s uniqueness. His life is different from the nothingness of Mizoguchi Jianer’s fate, but like green grass. If Kurosawa is not criticized from the perspective of nationalism, he will see that he expresses a view of life beyond the boundaries of culture, country and race, tragic and fierce, open-minded and calm, the glory and meanness of human nature, confusion and dream. In this way, we can understand that in his later years, he will have a childish “curling sunset”, and the mother-in-law in “Rhapsody in August” who is struggling in the storm with a broken umbrella. In fact, she is Akira Kurosawa herself, carrying a big flag hunting in the wind. Even if it may be a broken umbrella, she may face a huge array of vain windmills.

Therefore, I understand that at the end of the film, as at the beginning, the remaining three Samurai are destined to walk on the road forever. They can only be ronins. They can be ordinary barefoot heroes, some proud, some confused, lonely and boundless. Boredom is like the grass on the earth.

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