Join Listal here 
Existing members 
Login here 
Join Listal to create lists, share images, get recommendations and much more

Harakiri (Seppuku) (1962)

Harakiri
8.8 Rating
(204 ratings)
8.6 IMDB rating

Your Rating:



Directed by


Starring (View all)
Tatsuya Nakadai

Tatsuya Nakadai

Hanshiro Tsugumo
Akira Ishihama

Akira Ishihama

Motome Chijiiwa
Shima Iwashita

Shima Iwashita

Miho Tsugumo
Tetsuro Tanba

Tetsuro Tanba

Hikokuro Omodaka
Masao Mishima

Masao Mishima

Tango Inaba
Ichirô Nakatani

Ichirô Nakatani

Hayato Yazaki
Kei Sato

Kei Sato

Masakazu
Yoshio Inaba

Yoshio Inaba

Jinai Chijiiwa


Written by
Shinobu Hashimoto

Shinobu Hashimoto

(screenplay)


Harakiri Videos

?? - Harakiri / Seppuku 1962

141 Views

Added 3 years ago



View all Harakiri videos

Lists

169 votes
Listal's 100 Films To See Before You Die (2012) (100 items)
list by johanlefourbe
Published 3 years, 3 months ago 159 comments
134 votes
Listal's Esoteric Films (535 items)
list by Mr. Saturn
Published 1 year, 4 months ago 15 comments
122 votes
Listal's 100 Films To See Before You Die (2013) (100 items)
list by johanlefourbe
Published 2 years, 3 months ago 151 comments
119 votes
Best movie posters ever (122 items)
list by johanlefourbe
Published 4 years, 8 months ago 16 comments
117 votes
Listal's 100 Films To See Before You Die (2014) (110 items)
list by johanlefourbe
Published 1 year, 3 months ago 114 comments

View all Harakiri lists (154 more)

Cover art, photos and screenshots

4 votes
3 votes
2 votes
2 votes
2 votes

View all Harakiri pictures (52 more)

Reviews

The killing stroke in storytelling.

3 years, 10 months ago at Jun 22 20:53
5 votes
''The suspicious mind conjures its own demons.''

17th Century Samurai story told through clever flashbacks and storytelling thus capturing a fiery tale of revenge, deception and malice.

Tatsuya Nakadai: Hanshiro Tsugumo

Director Masaki Kobayashi, whom also conjured the masterful horror Kwaidan and epic Samurai Rebellion has yet again created another f... read more

Review

2 years, 7 months ago at Sep 25 21:02
1 vote
It’s getting quite irritating now with these Samurai Films, as I keep seeing new films which trump my last ‘best Samurai Film I’ve ever seen’ recommendation. While I still hold to the virtues of Sword of Doom and Samurai Rebellion, Harikiri is better on just about every level.

Essentially telling the story of how a conman Ronin was forced to commit Seppuku in the most horrific... read more

Review

2 years ago at Apr 14 2:03
1 vote
I'm personally a big fan of stylized violence, you should always try to make ugly things beautiful. And this film certainly does do this. Definitely the best best non-Kurosawa Japanese film.
View all Harakiri reviews (1 more)
Description: Peace in 17th-century Japan causes the Shogunate's breakup of warrior clans, throwing thousands of samurai out of work and into poverty. An honorable end to such fate under the samurai code is ritual suicide, or hara-kiri (self-inflicted disembowelment). An elder warrior, Hanshiro Tsugumo (Tatsuya Nakadai) seeks admittance to the hous ... (more)
Release date: 4 August 1964
UPC: 037429207321
1960s (13), Japan (11), Samurai (9), 1962 (9), Drama (7), Japanese (5), Bushido (4), Poverty (4), Suicide (4), Jidaigeki (4), Chambara (4), Sword (3), Seppuku (2), Not Foreign Language (2), East Asia (2), Asia (2), Revenge (2), Flashback (2), Twist (2), Honor (1)
Join Listal to add your own lists, reviews, tags, pictures and videos to this movie

Update feed

Kenji added this to a list 1 week, 1 day ago
My Favourite Asian Films (100 movies items)
denis24 added this to a list 1 week, 3 days ago
Watched in...2015 (197 movies items)
scouser added this to a list 1 week, 6 days ago
Favorite Movies (116 movies items)
scouser added this to a list 2 weeks ago
Watched in 2015 (33 movies items)
Noah ("Leon") added this to a list 3 weeks ago
Favorite Films (42 movies items)
Wildisthewind added this to a list 1 month, 2 weeks ago
2014 - Movie diary (996 movies items)
Idemooo added this to a list 2 months, 1 week ago
Dagobert added this to a list 3 months ago
1960s Movies Ranked (19 movies items)
Pablito Vision added this to a list 3 months ago
Top Filmes (150 movies items)
Kenji added this to a list 3 months, 1 week ago
CD Smiles voted for an image 1 year ago

Insane Orwell posted a review 2 years ago

“I'm personally a big fan of stylized violence, you should always try to make ugly things beautiful. And this film certainly does do this. Definitely the best best non-Kurosawa Japanese film.” read more

xolmis added this to a list 2 years, 4 months ago
Best Movies of 60s (150 movies items)
Banaanipalmu added this to a list 2 years, 4 months ago
Watched in '12 (66 movies items)

"16.12.2012, pc"


keiju added this to a list 2 years, 5 months ago
Watched in 2012 (101 movies items)
Yoko Factor added this to a list 2 years, 5 months ago
Watched in 2012 (100 movies items)
ToniJJJ added this to a list 2 years, 6 months ago
Watched in 2012 (321 movies items)

"18.10. Blu-ray"


Ruisperkele added this to a list 2 years, 6 months ago
Five Star Movies (165 movies items)
ToniJJJ added this to a list 2 years, 6 months ago
tarr added this to a list 2 years, 7 months ago
Favourite movies (238 movies items)
tarr added this to a list 2 years, 7 months ago
Watched in 2012 (118 movies items)
Spike Marshall posted a review 2 years, 7 months ago

“It’s getting quite irritating now with these Samurai Films, as I keep seeing new films which trump my last ‘best Samurai Film I’ve ever seen’ recommendation. While I still hold to the virtues of Sword of Doom and Samurai Rebellion, Harikiri is better on just about every level.

Essentially telling the story of how a conman Ronin was forced to commit Seppuku in the most horrific way possible (with suitably nasty demonstration of how to disembowel oneself with a bamboo sword), Harikiri is a full forced attack on the notion of Samurai honour.

The story, largely told in flashback, is delivered by a half starved and haggard ronin named Hanshiro Tsugamoto (played with a wonderful melachonly by Tatsuya Nakadai). Originally appearing as if he just wants to commit suicide” read more

ToniJJJ added this to a list 2 years, 7 months ago
My Film Library (958 movies items)
El Raulo added this to a list 2 years, 8 months ago
Mr. Saturn added this to a list 2 years, 8 months ago
El Raulo added this to a list 2 years, 8 months ago
Inmediate favorites (18 movies items)
Bernardo Brum added this to a list 2 years, 8 months ago
Top 10: Japanese Movies (10 movies items)
apu11 added this to a list 2 years, 9 months ago
Tapio added this to a list 2 years, 9 months ago
The Best Movies I Haven't Seen (10 movies items)

" I have only seen one film from Kobayashi and even that I should rewatch. This though is his most interesting film, not only because my contact ratings in listal for this are so unbelievably great. This has to be something really unique and awesome."


keiju posted a review 2 years, 10 months ago

“This movie is as gorgeous as is gritty and that´s a great plus for me. It brings back to life a very interesting era in the japanese history (although, I must admit, one that has been shown in many movies) and treats it with respect in a disrespectful way. I´ll try to explain this: it´s like thinking of all the stupid things that your old buddies did when you were young with all the love for them. The samurai code is depicted as it really was instead as a romantic remembrance of it. In the main character´s words: "[...] this thing we call samurai honor is ultimately nothing but a facade."

It´s an anti-stablishment movie as well. The samurai code and the shogunate structure betrays nearly a whole generation of the low-nobility. They were raised and prepared to execute a duty ” read more

El Raulo added this to a list 2 years, 10 months ago
Nameless added this to a list 2 years, 11 months ago
Nameless' Movie Diary 2012 (322 movies items)

"31.5. DVD. Uusintakatselu. Ei muutoksia."


AKB48Fan added this to a list 2 years, 11 months ago
Mr. Saturn added this to a list 2 years, 11 months ago
Some things I love about cinema (50 movies items)

"Anti-war films and historical movies with allegories for the present "


Dragon Knight added this to a list 2 years, 11 months ago
Movies you may not know that were allegories (15 movies items)

" Allegory:Bushido code used in WWII"


Mr. Saturn added this to a list 2 years, 11 months ago
Mr. Saturn added this to a list 2 years, 11 months ago
Roger Ebert's Great Movies (408 movies items)
Mr. Saturn added this to a list 2 years, 12 months ago
World Films (146 movies items)

" Japanese"


johanlefourbe added this to a list 3 years ago
El Raulo added this to a list 3 years ago
Watched in 2012 - April (11 movies items)

« Prev12 3 Next »