Sanshiro Sugata. 1943, ’45 and ’65.

Other versions, like the original book or movies made by other directors
like in 1970 and 1975 will not be reviewed.

Translated to Russian as “Master of Judo“,
and many times confusing the terms “Judo” and “Jiu-Jitsu”-
These are rumored to be Vladimir Putin’s most favorite film. 

When I rediscovered this fact, that’s after a rewatch of my childhood classic, any attempts by foreign journalists to categorize VVP as a mental degenerate were considered dirty slander, and in itself degenerate attention seeking.

Training in martial arts is one of the noblest practices both for men and women alike.  

Akira Kurosawa’s debut. See the mastery of black and white film by the future master of Japanese cinema and his study of the sacred tao, integrated with the honorary Samurai tradition.
Great moral. Calm. Esthetic and inherently balanced.
Nowadays provides a great refreshment after all this modern high-paced editing…

P.S. – My favorite part is actually from the first film;
when the dojo teacher is demonstrating on a bottle of sake the various 16 delicate methods of picking up an opponent.
Putin’s’ and mine type of pick up. JK.

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