Sanshiro Sugata Part II

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Sanshiro Sugata Part II
Zoku Sugata Sanshiro poster.jpg
Original Japanese poster
Directed by Akira Kurosawa
Produced by Motohiko Itō
Written by Akira Kurosawa
Tsuneo Tomita
Starring Susumu Fujita
Denjirō Ōkōchi
Kokuten Kōdō
Ryūnosuke Tsukigata
Music by Seiichi Suzuki
Production
  company
Toho Studios
Distributed by Toho (Japan)
Film Distribution Inc. (USA)
Release date(s)
  • May 3, 1945 (1945-05-03)
Running time 83 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

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.[1]

Plot[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chris Gosling. Akira Kurosawa: Master of Cinema by Peter Cowie. Accessed 2012-02-19.

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