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Sunday, May 20, 2007

Kakushi-toride no san-akunin

Plot summary

Princess Yuki Akizuki ("Yukihime" in Japanese) is to be led through enemy territory, where she may rebuild her kingdom with gold that she has in her caravan. She is assisted by her trusted general, Rokurota Makabe, who insists that she masquarades as a mute farmer. Two minions, Tahei and Matashichi help unknowingly, as they believe they will get a piece of the gold if they help the princess attain her goals. Written by Joel Kirk {}

In the Sixteenth Century, in Japan, Tahei (Minoru Chiaki) and Matakishi (Kamatari Fujiwara), two rascals and greedy peasants, are trying to return to the city of Akizuki through Hayakawa, after an unsuccessful attempt of making money with the war between the clans of Yamana and Akizuki. While warming themselves in a fire, they find gold with the symbol MT. Suribachi of the Akizuki hidden in the firewood, and they decide to search for other branches. Tahei and Matakishi meet General Rokurota Makabe (Toshirô Mifune), who is secretly protecting Princess Yukihime (Misa Uehara), and without knowing their identities, they accept to escort and help them in the transportation of the gold through the enemy lines to Akizuki. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Two peasant farmers are refugees, trying to return home after a war. They find gold, and join with a mysterious powerful-looking man and a mysterious beautiful girl. Together they attempt to smuggle the gold across the border and evade capture. Written by Rob Brown {}

During Japan's feudal wars, two cowardly farmers stumble upon an attempt by a defeated army general to get the last member of his ruling house - a wilful young princess - to safety in friendly territory. Written by Bernard Keane {}

Cast - Kakushi-toride no san-akunin

Toshirô Mifune ... General Rokurota Makabe
Misa Uehara ... Princess Yuki
Minoru Chiaki ... Tahei
Kamatari Fujiwara ... Matakishi
Takashi Shimura ... The Old General, Izumi Nagakura
Susumu Fujita ... General Hyoe Tadokoro
Eiko Miyoshi ... Old Lady-in-Waiting
Toshiko Higuchi ... Farmer's Daughter bought from slave trader
Koji Mitsui ... Guard
Shiten Ohashi ... Samurai
Kichijiro Ueda ... Slave Trader
Ikio Sawamura ... Gambler
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tadao Nakamaru ... Young Man
Rinsaku Ogata ... Second Young Man

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