seven-samurai-10Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai (1954) was the inspiration for M7 1960.

Often regarded as one of the greatest films of all time
- and the first "Action Film"
"It has remained highly influential, often seen as one of the most "remade, reworked, referenced" films in cinema. (Wikipedia)

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Awards and nominations

Venice Film Festival (1954)
  • Winner - Silver Lion - Akira Kurosawa
  • Nominated - Golden Lion - Akira Kurosawa
Mainichi Film Award (1955)
  • Winner - Best Supporting Actor - Seiji Miyaguchi
British Academy Film Awards (1956)
  • Nominated - BAFTA Award for Best Film
  • Nominated - BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actor - Toshiro Mifune
  • Nominated - BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actor - Takashi Shimura
Academy Awards (1957)
  • Nominated - Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White - So Matsuyama
  • Nominated - Best Costume Design, Black-and-White - Kôhei Ezaki
Jussi Awards (1959)
  • Winner - Best Foreign Director - Akira Kurosawa
  • Winner - Best Foreign Actor - Takashi Shimura
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