The Twilight Samurai Poster

Release Date: November 2nd, 2002

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 9 min

Plot Summary
In 1860s Japan, samurai Seibei (Hiroyuki Sanada) lives in a rural village with his mother and daughters, where he is stuck working as a bookkeeper rather than a warrior. Disillusioned by his position in society and the death of his wife, Seibei finally is stirred from his malaise by the arrival of Tomoe (Rie Miyazawa), a woman he loved as a child. His feelings for her are still strong, but the burdens of family, career and social standings could keep Seibei from following his desires.

Cast: Hiroyuki Sanada, Rie Miyazawa, Nenji Kobayashi, Ren Ôsugi, Hiroshi Kanbe, Min Tanaka, Erina Hashiguchi, Miki Itô

Director: Yôji Yamada

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Hakuhodo Incorporated

Distributors: Shochiku Films Ltd.

Keywords: Sister, Moving, Office, Daughter, Mother, Transformation, Brooding, Rivalry, House, Love, Husband

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Nominated Foreign Language Film