|THE CONSPIRATOR |
Directed by : Ito Daisuke
Starring : Nakamura Kinnosuke, Azuma Chiyonosuke, Tsukigata Ryonosuke
This is the chronicle of the tragic life and anguish of a young lord in the Warring Clans' era. Young Lord Saburo Nobuyasu son of Tokugawa Ieyasu struggles to find comfort in life. His arranged marriage to Tokihume, daughter of one-time family enemy Oda Nobunaga, provides little happiness.
His manipulative mother of the defeated Imagwa Clan adds further complications through her constant interference and attempts at defeating the Oda clan. Nobunaga soon learns of the treachery and orders Ieyasu to kill his wife and son.
A true classic in the historical sense.this is a superb film with deep insight into the culture of old Japan. At that time it was common for enemies to form alliances through marriage. While it might seem a good idea at the time, the result is often tragic.
1961 Colour Widescreen 110 Min.
Japanese language with English subtitles