Mifune: The Last Samurai

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It tells the story of Toshiro Mifune, legendary Japanese actor for many Akira Kurosawa films, who is the first Asian international star even before Bruce Lee and who has won the Best Actor Award at Venice International Film Festival for Akahige (Red Beard) exactly 50 years ago. The documentary also explores the world of the golden era of Japanese cinema and its history, along with the war that affected Mifune's life and career.

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Mifune: The Last Samurai analyzes the universal appeal of a Japanese actor.
8d ago
80/100
Toshiro Mifune and his unforgettable collaborations with Akira Kurosawa are recalled in this celebratory doc about the indelible actor
8d ago
Mifune put himself through a lot. He was a heavy drinker whose alcohol abuse ended up affecting his family life.
8d ago
B-/A+
But these moments, in which Okazaki reflects on Mifune’s choices through the actor’s own experiences, are the best parts of the film. For much of the documentary, however, the d...
8d ago
70/100
“Mifune: The Last Samurai” is a celebration of the originality and influence of the Japanese star Toshiro Mifune (1920-1997), shown as a rare actor capable of the subtlest stoic...
8d ago
60/100
A look at the life and art of Toshiro Mifune captures a Japanese movie star's revolutionary ferocity but not the mystery behind it.
8d ago
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