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Hara-Kiri: Death Of A Samurai

Not Yet Rated| 2 hr. 6 min.

Plot Summary
A samurai (Ebizo Ichikawa) asks permission to commit ritual suicide in the courtyard of a prominent feudal lord and hears the gruesome tale of what happened to a comrade who made a similar request several months earlier.

Cast: Ebizo Ichikawa , Eita , Hikari Mitsushima , Naoto Takenaka , Munetaka Aoki , Hirofumi Arai , Kazuki Namioka , Yoshihisa Amano

Director: Takashi Miike

Genres: Historical drama

Distributor: Tribeca Film

Hara-Kiri: Death Of A Samurai (2011)

Release Date: July 20th, 2012|2 hr. 6 min.

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  • Takashi's film is sumptuous, with rich cinematography, costumes and set design. Half the time it is a game of chess - the battle of wits between Motome and the lord. Half of the time it is a moving melodrama. show more

  • Deftly weaving double plotlines, gorgeous camera work, and deep compassion, Miike contrasts ritualistic "honor" with the truly honorable, as poor but noble squires face off against powerful lords cushioned by tradition and pride. show more

  • Hara-Kiri is formal, deliberate, leisurely almost to a fault. It features the sort of slow-gliding camera movements favored by Kenji Mizoguchi, one of the greatest 20th century Japanese filmmakers - and the one least like Miike. show more

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