About

Zatoichi is a 19th century blind nomad who makes his living as a gambler and masseur. However, behind this humble facade, he is a master swordsman gifted with a lightning-fast draw and breathtaking precision. While wandering, Zatoichi discovers a remote mountain village at the mercy of Ginzo, a ruthless gang-leader. Ginzo disposes of anyone who gets in his way, especially after hiring the mighty s...

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Directed by

Takeshi Kitano

Written by

Takeshi Kitano (Screenplay)
Kan Shimosawa (Novel)

Runtime

111 minutes

Country

Japan

Language

Japanese

Tagline

His sword made him a hero... his courage made him a legend.

Cast

Keywords

martial arts revenge violence japan blackmail blood sword geisha samurai

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