Compelling Japanese costume drama from director Masaki Kobayashi ("Kwaidan"), about a 17th-century samurai in search of a lord to serve. When one ruler turns him down, he is compelled by the society's rigid code of honor to commit ritualistic suicide. Tatsuya Nakadai, Shima Iwashita star. 133 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: Japanese PCM mono; Subtitles: English; interviews; theatrical trailer. In Japanese with English subtitles.
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