|LOVE and FAITH|
Starring: Toshiro Mifune, Ryoko Nakano, Kinnosuke Nakamura
DIRECTED BY - Kei Kumai
Sen Rikyu is a ceremonial tea master who advises warlord Hideyoshi in sixteenth-century feudal Japan. His daughter, the beautiful Lady Ogin, has an unrequited love for daimyo Takayama Ukon, who has angered Hideyoshi by becoming a Christian convert.
Ogin's father Rikyu also displeases Hideyoshi by opposing the warlord's plan to invade China and Korea. When the animalistic Hideyoshi is rejected by Ogin, he threatens her and her father with arrest and worse....
Toshiro Mifune stars as Toyotomi Hideyoshi the great war-lord who unified Japan. After accomplishing that he solves the problem of what to do with his great but idle army by attacking Korea. He also hates Christians because they put God above Hideyoshi and that sets the scene for great pomp and gore. Very interesting sets and costumes. Based on the Novel by Toko Kon, the film appears to be fairly accurate historically.
VHS Tape Quality
1978 COLOR - Approx. 152 minutes
Japanese with English Subtitles