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Sanshiro Sugata
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Sanshiro Sugata 1943

Akira Kurosawa's directorial debut centers on the relationship between Judo's creator, Shogoro Yano (Denjiro Okochi), and his zealous protÚgÚ, Sanshiro Sugata (Susumu Fujita). Sugata becomes a judo master under sensei Yano's tutelage and goes on to advocate Judo over jujitsu as the ultimate martial arts form.

Release Date:March 25th, 1943
Directed By:
Akira KurosawaAkira Kurosawa
Written By:
Akira KurosawaAkira Kurosawa
No image existsTsuneo Tomita
No image existsSusumu Fujita
No image existsTakashi Shimura
No image existsIchir˘ Sugai
No image existsYoshio Kosugi
No image existsKokuten Kodo
No image existsDenjir˘ ďk˘chi
No image existsRyunosuke Tsukigata
No image existsAkitake K˘no
No image existsYukiko Todoroki
No image existsSh˘ji Kiyokawa
No image existsAkira Nakamura
No image existsRanko Hanai
No image existsSugisaku Aoyama
No image existsMichisaburo Segawa
No image existsSh˘ji Kiyokawa
No image existsKunio Mita

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Sanshiro Sugata Movie Review by Movie Addict (11/1/2008)

You would never know watching Akira Kurosawa's directorial debut (he did some uncredited work in Uma) that it was supposed to be a war propaganda film. The censors supposedly removed quite a bit as they did not feel that it was strong enough in pushing spirituality.

The story, while not Samurai, as we are used to, is...

(complete Sanshiro Sugata review by Movie Addict)

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