True samurai classic and a lot more
“Rebellion has a lot in common with the earlier Kobayashi masterpiece Harakiri (Seppuku). Both are among of the greatest samurai films and both are epic, not in a traditional sense of huge battles, but in moral and serious thoughtprovoking aspects.
The story of this film is seemingly simple. Elder son of Sasahara household reluctantly marries the former mistress of the feudal lord on his request. This surprisingly turns into a good and rewarding marriage. Later the newlywed wife is kidnapped back by the feudal lord, and the husband and his father, master of the household (Mifune) have to decide whether to accept it or risk it all by objecting the authorities.
As with Harakiri, Kobayashi patiently builds the atmosphere and gets his viewer feeling related to the main chara” read more