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Culture and Ideology in the Film, Seven Samurai Many directors utilize their movies as a way of glorifying, criticizing, or just depicting, a distinct ideological system. All these ideologies are specially visible in foreign films, as the viewer is made to appraise the movie from outside his or her culture and ideology, and consider the film in its proper context. Director Akira Kurosawa's Japanese movie Seven Samurai enables the viewer to understand several significant elements of Japanese culture and ideology. First, the movie depicts the Western social class structure and its approval by the masses. Seven Samurai also shows the pride of the Japanese, in addition to the utilitarian, collectivist character of the society. As among the farmers describes early in the film, farmers are all born to endure, it's their lot in life. This illustrates the Japanese class system, and also the absence of upward mobility within it. The characters from the film all take their place in the class structure, but low, and do nothing to change it. Even though the farmers enlist the help of samurai to defend their v.. .