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Japan · 1943 1h 20m Director Akira Kurosawa Starring Denjirō Ōkōchi, Susumu Fujita, Yukiko Todoroki, Ryūnosuke Tsukigata Genre News
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Based on a novel of the same name by Tsuneo Tomita about the legendary judoka, Shiro Saigo. Main character Sanshiro, a strong, stubborn young man, travels into the city in order to learn Jujutsu. However, upon his arrival he discovers a new form of self-defence: Judo.
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