Sanshiro Sugata Part II

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Sanshiro Sugata Part II


Saturday Oct 07 08:00 PM


Doris Duke Theatre


Museum members: $10.00
General Admission: $12.00


About the Film:

Part of Akira Kurosawa Retrospective

Directed by Akira Kurosawa. Japan. 1945. Japanese with English subtitles. 83 min.
Kurosawa’s first film, Sanshiro Sugata, was such a success that the studio leaned on the director to make a sequel. Released just moths before Japan surrendered to the U.S., the film features a two-part narrative in which Sanshiro first fights a pair of Americans and then finds himself the target of a revenge mission undertaken by the brothers of the original film’s villain.

Though it is a product of a difficult time in Japan’s history, viewed today it is a hugely entertaining adventure, reuniting most of the major players from the original.

This film screens in conjunction with Sanshiro Sugata

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