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Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (Ichimei) (2011)

Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai
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Kôji Yakusho Kôji Yakusho
Munetaka Aoki Munetaka Aoki
Hikokuro Omodaka
Eita Eita
Motome Chijiiwa
Ebizo Ichikawa Ebizo Ichikawa
Hanshirô Tsugumo
Hirofumi Arai Hirofumi Arai
Hayatonosho Matsuzaki
Kazuki Namioka Kazuki Namioka
Umanosuke Kawabe

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Kikumi Yamagishi Kikumi Yamagishi
Yasuhiko Takiguchi Yasuhiko Takiguchi
novel Ibun rônin-ki


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6 years, 9 months ago at Sep 25 21:00
"I was merely living my life.....waiting for spring"

A ronin appears on the estate of a powerful lord and asks for the honour of committing ritual suicide on the estate to regain some of his lost honour. The lord hears him out, and casually explains how conmen have used such demands in the past to coerce money from landowners and lords. He then explains how a ronin had tried this con... read more

Once upon a time a smal family lived happily til..

5 years, 7 months ago at Nov 21 12:56
Takashi returns to the samurai world after the success of '13 assassins' in 2011. This movie was a remake of 1962 'Harakiri' which was also a massive hit movie. I have not seen the original but this movie blown me away. As usual the story opens slow and hard to identify the situation of the story but at the right middle of the movie the flashback strikes with awesome drama about poverty and family... read more
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Description: Seeking a noble end, poverty-stricken samurai Hanshiro requests to commit ritual suicide at the House of Li, run by headstrong Kageyu. Trying to dismiss Hanshiro's demand, Kageyu recounts the tragic story of a similar recent plea from young ronin Motome. Hanshiro is shocked by the horrifying details of Motome's fate, but remains true to his decision to die with honor. At the moment of the hara-kiri, Hanshiro makes a last request to be assisted by Kageyu’s samurai, who are coincidentally absent. Suspicious and outraged, Kageyu demands an explanation. Hanshiro confesses his bond to Motome, and tells the bittersweet tale of their ... (more)
Release date: 20 July 2012
Tags: Samurai (3), Japanese (2), Drama (2), Asian (1), Based On Novel (1), 2010s (1), Japan (1), 2011 (1), East Asia (1), Remake (1), Adaptation (1)
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