The Hidden Blade Poster

Release Date: 2004

R|2 hr 12 min

Plot Summary
A lower-class samurai, named Katagiri, secretly loves Kie, a servant in his family's household. Eventually their perception of honor forces them to part, and he must turn his focus toward a disheartening task. His old friend, Yaichiro Hazama, has been fomenting rebellion against the government, and Katagiri must hunt him down and kill him.

Cast: Masatoshi Nagase, Takako Matsu, Hidetaka Yoshioka, Yukiyoshi Ozawa, Tomoko Obata, Reiko Takashima, Min Tanaka, Nenji Kobayashi

Director: Yôji Yamada

Genres: Historical drama

Production Co: Shochiku Co. Ltd.

Keywords: Sacrifice, Engaging, Melodramatic, Transformation, Friendship, Forbidden love, House, Pursuit, Marriage, Mother, Love interest, Sister

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