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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 #13 in IMDb's 1950s Top 50
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This movie ranks #81 in Sight & Sound's The Greatest Films of All Time
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This movie ranks #93 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films
This movie ranks #107 in Tom Vick's Asian Cinema: A Field Guide
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This movie ranks #234 in BFI's 360 Classic Feature Films Project
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This movie ranks #313 in Roger Ebert's Great Movies
This movie ranks #370 in Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Cinema
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This movie ranks #409 in The Criterion Collection
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This movie ranks #491 in Cahiers du Cinéma's Annual Top 10 Lists
This movie ranks #743 in The New York Times's Book of Movies
This movie ranks #778 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
This movie ranks #798 in Time Out's 1000 Films to Change Your Life