Director: TSUKAMOTO Shinya
Starring: IKEMATSU Sosuke, AOI Yu, KATO Koji, NAKAMURA Tatsuya, MAEDA Ryusei
Award winning filmmaker Tsukamoto Shinyaâ€™s stunning tale of blood, guts, and honor during the latter part of the Tokugawa shogunate is a literal tour de force. Tsukamoto, best known for his masterpiece â€śTetsuoâ€ť is the writer, director, cinematographer, and co-star of this exploration of the relationship of a samurai to his sword.
Exquisitely violent with a gripping story of the friendship between a young masterless samurai, and his sparring partner, a farm boy with dreams of becoming a samurai warrior. Premiered at the 75th Venice International Film Festival, it rocked the crowds with spectacular swordfighting scenes, the like of which havenâ€™t been seen since the 1970â€™s!
A swordsman who has never fought a duel to the death contemplates the act of killing in the name of freedom!
2018 Color ANAMORPHIC WIDESCREEN (16:9) 80 Mins.
Japanese with Optional English Subtitles.