The King

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The King


The King

Release Date: November 23, 1962

Year    :   1962
Slogan    :   «The life story of the shogi master&maniac Sankichi Sakata in the Meiji era.»
Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Toei Company
Director    :   Daisuke Itō
Producers    :   
Writers    :   Hideji Hôjô, Daisuke Itō
RunTime    :   92 mins.

The film takes place at the junction of the two eras of Meiji and Taisho. Sakata Sankichi, an uneducated zori sandal maker, becomes a professional shogi player through his genius shogi skills and lives a fanatically devoted shogi game supported by the love of his family. This is the 3rd adaptation of Hideji Hojo's famous play.

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