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samurai revenge 18th century jidaigeki edo period feudal japan slum dwellers


Release Date: June 03, 2006

Year    :   2006
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Action, Drama, History, Comedy
Production Companies    :   Shochiku, Shochiku Kyoto Studio, Shochiku Kyoto, Tokyo FM, Bandai Visual, TV Man Union
Director    :   Hirokazu Kore-eda
Producers    :   Nozomu Enoki, Julie K. Fujishima, Satoshi Kohno, Hijiri Taguchi, Shiho Sato, Yasushi Minatoya
Writers    :   Hirokazu Kore-eda
RunTime    :   127 mins.

In a poor district of Edo lives a young samurai named Soza. He has been sent by his clan to avenge the death of his father. He isn't an accomplished swordsman however, and he prefers sharing the life of the residents, teaching the kids how to write etc. When he finally finds the man he is looking for, he will have to decide whether he follows the way of the samurai or chooses peace and reconciliation.

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