Seven Samurai (七人の侍 Shichinin no Samurai) is a 1954 Japanese Jidaigeki adventure film co-written, edited, and directed by Akira Kurosawa. The story takes place in 1586 during the Warring States Period of Japan. It follows the story of a village of farmers that hire seven ronin (masterless samurai) to combat bandits who will return after the harvest to steal their crops. Wikipedia
Seven Samurai is a member of the following lists: Epic films, Films directed by Akira Kurosawa, Japanese-language films, Japanese films, 1954 films, Toho films, Fictional mercenaries, Seven Samurai, Films set in the 16th century and Jidaigeki films.
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(Kambei is considering the farmer's offer)
Kambei Shimada: It's impossible.
Katsushiro: Sir! Why not arm them with...?
Kambei Shimada: I thought of that, too.
Katsushiro: But sir.
Kambei Shimada: (pointedly) This would not be a game. A band of forty bandits! Two or three "samurai" could accomplish nothing. Defense is harder than offense. Mountains in the back of the village?
Kambei Shimada: Can horses get over them?
Kambei Shimada: Fields in front. The village is wide open to horsemen... until the fields are flooded. One guard for each direction takes four. Two more as a reserve. You'll need at least... seven, including me.