About the film
based on novel or book samurai sword mission of murder daughter sword fight honor teacher period drama historical widower jidaigeki feudal japan 19th century
The Twilight Samurai
Release Date: November 02, 2002
|Production Companies||:||Shochiku Co., Ltd.|
|Producers||:||Hiroshi Fukazawa, Tomiyasu Ishikawa, Tetsuo Kan, Tomoo Miyakawa, Shigehiro Nakagawa, Toshio Ogiwara, Motoyuki Oka, Nobuyoshi Ôtani, Ichirô Yamamoto|
|Writers||:||Yoji Yamada, Shûhei Fujisawa, Yoshitaka Asama|
Seibei Iguchi leads a difficult life as a low ranking samurai at the turn of the nineteenth century. A widower with a meager income, Seibei struggles to take care of his two daughters and senile mother. New prospects seem to open up when the beautiful Tomoe, a childhood friend, comes back into he and his daughters' life, but as the Japanese feudal system unravels, Seibei is still bound by the code of honor of the samurai and by his own sense of social precedence. How can he find a way to do what is best for those he loves?