Director: TSUKAMOTO Shinya
Starring: IKEMATSU Sosuke, AOI Yu, KATO Koji, NAKAMURA Tatsuya, MAEDA Ryusei
Award winning filmmaker Tsukamoto Shinya’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 “Tetsuo” 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 haven’t been seen since the 1970’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.