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Hatashiai (2015)

An elderly samurai who spent his life as a heya-zumi (essentially a freeloader off his family) is given one last chance to redeem himself, namely by picking up his sword to protect his beloved grandniece from a cruel samurai.

Director:

Shigemichi Sugita

Writer:

Shûhei Fujisawa (original creator)
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Credited cast:
Mieko Harada
Tatsuya Nakadai ... Shoji Sanosuke
Nanami Sakuraba ... Miya
Kentarô Shindô Kentarô Shindô
Ryûki Takahashi Ryûki Takahashi ... Nawate Tatsunosuke
Eri Tokunaga Eri Tokunaga ... Makie
Tomo Yanagishita Tomo Yanagishita ... Matsuzaki Shinjirou
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An elderly samurai who spent his life as a heya-zumi (essentially a freeloader off his family) is given one last chance to redeem himself, namely by picking up his sword to protect his beloved grandniece from a cruel samurai.

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

31 October 2015 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

A Duel Tale See more »

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A TALE OF CRUEL DUELS IN MEDIEVAL JAPAN
7 October 2018 | by johnnemaricSee all my reviews

This a tale of a number of cruel duels and all for the love of a woman or two, maybe three as well. It shows the perversity of a culture (Japanese culture) in medieval times. Not much difference between periods and as we all know this anachronistic way of life began to die around 1870 or so, albeit little by little.

Nevertheless, this movie is absolutely moving as a story of love. I would so far as to say this is one of the most beautiful movies in my long, long life. If you like, admire, hate, despise...all that Japan and its people appear to be, do yourself a favor and get this movie. Redemption is very powerful and this is what this movie is all about.


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