Sukiyaki Western Django

Synopsis: A revolver-wielding stranger crosses paths with two warring clans who are both on the hunt for a hidden treasure in a remote western town. Knowing his services are valuable to either side, he offers himself to the clan who will offer up the largest share of the wealth.
Genre: Action, Western
Director(s): Takashi Miike
Production: First Look Studios
  4 wins & 5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
121 min


They're looking for you. Its the end of the world for you.

What's that sound?

Thats the sound of the Gion Shoja temple bells.


You know, them Heike and Genji boys?

On a distant island, these two clans split into the Reds and the Whites.

To wage a war...

Sorta like that a "War of the Roses," you know? In England...

Who won?

The Whites?

This high noon battle, was waged in Dannoura.

Near the Heike Clan and Red...

Got themselves hog-tied by the Genji Clan and White...

Their story, it goes a little something like this...

The sound of the Gion Shoja temple bells,

echoes the impermanence of all things.

What bells you say?

The color of the sala flowers reveals the truth that, "to flourish is to fall."

You okay fella?

The proud do not endure, like a passing dream.

On a night in Spring.

The mighty fall at last...

See you in hell!

To be no more than dust before the wind.

Ringo! That's why I love you!

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Hey! Nothing back there!

You ain't heard me?

It's a nothing town!

Bet you came for the gold too!

Well, there ain't none!

Which are you? White or Red?

You Genji or Heike?

Which of you is gonna buy it?

My reward's one third...

If there is no treasure, no pay!

Benkei! Show him...

No doubt about who is going to be left standing.

You gotta be alive to defend your money...


Kid's got a heart, and balls to match.

No! Join us!

We'll do better than a third! We'll give you half!


We'll give you everything.

But with us, its a lifetime contract.

Don't know about that, I don't stay one place.

Suits us fine!

We'll give you half for this one time deal!

How 'bout it?!

Not too shabby.

Hey! Boy!

Hey hey...

If you're such a quickdraw, you don't need them!

Take it all, and tell them to shove their lifetime contract.

Stay out of it! You old bitty!

Us grannies can't help but meddle!

Boy, don't rush yourself!

Make your choice after cooling your heels.

This town can't offer you food, but I can offer you some Soba.

At my place...

Come with me!

Hey hey hey hey!


Follow him!

Bah! Forget that! Bring him here...

I'll teach her good.

So the Reds rolled in first, eh?

Yeah, how'd you figure that?

Simple, the Sheriff.

They say the law hitched with the weakest side.

Must mean, they made him an offer he couldn't refuse.

Of course not.

Maybe he's looking for a chance to switch sides.

How long's it been like this?

Two months, since the Heikes rolled in.

And before that, gold prospectors started coming around.

(Idiotically) What're you doing here?!

(Idiotically) What?! What the hell?

But what they couldn't figure out was,

why so many people and why now?

At the end of last month, a town with the same legend!

From the motherload, the country's gone crazy!

Those Heike gold terrorizers!

Every nook and cranny of every town with the same treasure legend,

is swarming with prospectors!

Its genuine gold rush!

You can't touch this land, you'll be cursed.

Ha! We'll take that curse off your hands!


You see?! We're raised hearing the legends all our lives!

And we can't fight which is why, as you lay waste to our land!

In the beginning, we expected them to be a Godsend.

Because they were Heike, like us.

But so soon they started.

The Heikes ran off the prospectors and started digging!



Boss Kiyomori! We found this!

Instead of that wood marker that read, "Fear the Curse!"

I knew it!

So they figured the treasure must be somewhere,

and the Heike have been here since.

From today, you're one of us.

Think of it as being on vacation.

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Takashi Miike

Takashi Miike (三池 崇史, Miike Takashi, born August 24, 1960) is a Japanese filmmaker. He has directed over one hundred theatrical, video and television productions since his debut in 1991. His films range from violent and bizarre to dramatic and family-friendly. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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