A crafty ronin comes to a town divided by two criminal gangs and decides to play them against each other
The incomparable Toshiro Mifune stars in Akira Kurosawa’s visually stunning and darkly comic Yojimbo. Toshiro Mifune portrays a Samurai who finds himself in the middle of a feud-torn Japanese village. Neither side is particularly honorable, but Mifune is hungry and impoverished, so he agrees to work as bodyguard (or Yojimbo) for a silk merchant against a sake merchant. To free the town, the ronin begins to play the opposing factions against one another.