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- Sansho the Bailiff
- 124 min.
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"I have seen 'Sansho' only once, a decade ago, emerging from the cinema a broken man but calm in my conviction that I had never seen anything better; I have not dared watch it again, reluctant to ruin the spell, but also because the human heart was not designed to weather such an ordeal." - Anthony Lane, film critic The New Yorker
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This movie ranks #12 in IMDb's 1950s Top 50
This movie ranks #52 in iCheckMovies - Most Favorite
This movie ranks #79 in Cahiers du cinéma 100
This movie ranks #81 in Sight and Sound 2012 - Combined List
This movie ranks #86 in Masters Of Cinema
This movie ranks #93 in They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?
This movie ranks #107 in Asian Cinema: A Field Guide
This movie ranks #128 in Harvard University's Suggested Film Viewing List: Narrative Films (2012)
This movie ranks #234 in The British Film Institute: 360 Classics
This movie ranks #272 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
This movie ranks #313 in Roger Ebert: the great movies
This movie ranks #370 in Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Films
This movie ranks #380 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
This movie ranks #409 in The Criterion Collection
This movie ranks #482 in Have You Seen? A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films
This movie ranks #491 in Cahiers du cinéma - Yearly top 10s
This movie ranks #743 in NY Times' The Essential 1,000 Films to See
This movie ranks #782 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
This movie ranks #798 in TimeOut's 1000 Films to Change Your Life