Slaughter in the Snow

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Slaughter in the Snow

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Slaughter in the Snow

Release Date: June 08, 1973

Year    :   1973
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Genres    :   Action
Production Companies    :   Tokyo Eiga Co., Ltd.
Director    :   Kazuo Ikehiro
Producers    :   Kikumaru Okuda
Writers    :   Kazuo Ikehiro, Hideichi Nagahara
RunTime    :   83 mins.

In feudal Japan, women are vulnerable, in need of protection, and capable of deception. Jokichi of Mikogami, a drifter, has not yet fully revenged the death of his wife and son. He searches for Kunisada Chuji, who in turn has hired the knife-throwing Windmill Kobunji to kill him. Kobunji and Jokichi meet in the winter, near Sasago Pass, when both have rescued women: Jokichi has saved the lute-playing Oyae whose clan and whose lover want her dead; Kobunji has rescued Oharu, a well-born woman married to an innkeeper. Is this rescue a whim or something deeper? And why does Jokichi become the consumptive Kobunji's protector? What ultimately will Jokichi do about Oyae?


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