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Taboo (御法度 / Gohatto) (1999)

Taboo
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6.9 IMDB rating
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Takeshi Kitano Takeshi Kitano
Captain Toshizo Hijikata
Ryuhei Matsuda Ryuhei Matsuda
Samurai Sozaburo Kano
Shinji Takeda Shinji Takeda
Lieutenant Soji Okita
Tadanobu Asano Tadanobu Asano
Samurai Hyozo Tashiro
Yoichi Sai Yoichi Sai
Commander Isami Kondo
Jirô Sakagami Jirô Sakagami
Lieutenant Genzaburo Inoue
Kôji Matoba Kôji Matoba
Samurai Heibei Sugano
Masa Tommies Masa Tommies
Inspector Jo Yamazaki


Written by
Ryôtarô Shiba Ryôtarô Shiba
novellas Maegami No Sozaburo and Sanjogawara Ranji
Nagisa Oshima Nagisa Oshima
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A very good movie

6 years, 3 months ago at Mar 31 11:24
I remember it very well, I actually saw the damned thing in the movie theater when it was released. Indeed, back then, I had never seen something similar before and I was quite blown away by the whole thing. First of all, I thought it was a really gorgeous movie and all the members of the cast gave some very good performances. Above all, I thought that the story was just fascinating. Indeed, by no... read more
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Set during Japan's Shogun era, this film looks at life in a samurai compound where young warriors are trained in swordfighting. A number of interpersonal conflicts are brewing in the training room, all centering around a handsome young samurai named Sozaburo Kano. The school's stern master can choose to intervene, or to let Kano decide his own path. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher (imdb summary)
Release date: 18 December 1999
UPC: 717119791247
Tags: Japan (13), Gay (8), Samurai (6), Japanese (6), 1990s (5), Drama (5), Based On Novel (4), Glbt (4), Geisha (3), Homosexuality (3), Jealousy (3), Decapitation (3), Execution (3), East Asia (2), (2), Historical (2), Samourai (2), Androgyny (2), Gay Interest (2), Lgbt (2)
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