Sanshiro Sugata Part II
|Sanshiro Sugata Part II|
Original Japanese poster
|Directed by||Akira Kurosawa|
|Produced by||Motohiko Itō|
|Written by||Akira Kurosawa
|Music by||Seiichi Suzuki|
|Distributed by||Toho (Japan)
Film Distribution Inc. (USA)
|Running time||83 minutes|
Sanshiro Sugata Part II (續姿三四郎 Zoku Sugata Sanshirō?, aka Judo Saga II) is a 1945 film written and directed by Akira Kurosawa. It is based on the novel by Tsuneo Tomita. It was filmed in early 1945 in Japan towards the end of World War II. Unlike the original Sugata Sanshiro, the sequel is considered a propaganda film.
In the 1880s, a martial arts student continues his quest to become a Judo master, from that discipline's founder. Eventually, he learns enough to demonstrate his skill in a boxing match between American and Japanese fighters.
- Chris Gosling. Akira Kurosawa: Master of Cinema by Peter Cowie. Accessed 2012-02-19.
- Sanshiro Sugata Part Two at the Internet Movie Database
- Sanshiro Sugata Part II at AllMovie
- Sanshiro Sugata PartII (Japanese) at the Japanese Movie Database
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