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An unusual request for ritual suicide on a feudal lord's property leads to the unwinding of a greater mystery that challenges the clan's integrity.

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Directed by

Masaki Kobayashi

Written by

Shinobu Hashimoto (Screenplay)
Yasuhiko Takiguchi (Novel)

Runtime

135 minutes

Country

Japan

Language

Japanese

Tagline

The world has never understood why the Japanese prefer death to dishonor! Winner of Prix Special du Jury at Cannes 1963 provides the answer!!

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Keywords

revenge japan suicide samurai poverty asia 17th century seppuku ronin flashback shogunate

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Lists

#692 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?