Hara-Kiri: Death Of A Samurai Poster

Hara-Kiri: Death Of A Samurai

Release Date: July 20th, 2012

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.

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Genres: Historical drama

Distributor: Tribeca Film

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  • 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

  • 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

  • Reveals yet another facet of this always-unpredictable filmmaker: a flair for compassionate, humane melodrama. show more

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