Considered one of cinema's greatest-ever masterpieces, Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai (Shichinin no samurai) is an epic tale of heroism, camaraderie and sacrifice. In 16th-century Japan, the residents of a small farming hamlet find they are incapable of defending themselves from a group of marauding bandits. To salvage their livelihoods, the villagers entreat a number of masterless samurai, or ronin, to protect them, their families and crops. Presented at its original length and starring the legendary players Takashi Shimura and Toshiro Mifune, Seven Samurai remains today a beautiful and powerful specimen of the art of cinema.
If you only see one Asian film in your lifetime, make it this one- a masterpiece!