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Aging samurai Hanshiro Tsugumo arrives at the home of Kageyu Saito and asks to commit a ritual suicide on the property, which Saito thinks is a ploy to gain pity and a job. Saito tells Tsugumo of another samurai, Motome Chijiiwa, who threatened suicide as a stratagem, only to be forced to follow through on the task. When Tsugumo reveals that Chijiiwa was his son-in-law, the disclosure sets off a fierce conflict.

Directed by: Masaki Kobayashi

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Who Stars in 切腹

Tatsuya Nakadai
Hanshiro Tsugumo

Tatsuya Nakadai

Rentarô Mikuni
Kageyu Saito

Rentarô Mikuni

Shima Iwashita
Miho Tsugumo

Shima Iwashita

Akira Ishihama
Motome Chijiiwa

Akira Ishihama

Yoshio Inaba
Jinai Chijiiwa

Yoshio Inaba

Masao Mishima
Tango Inaba

Masao Mishima


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Review for 切腹

Author: badelf

This is an amazing Japanese classic written and filmed without flaw. The action unfolds in story-telling within story-telling. This is a film about truth. Whose truth? That is the unfoldment. In a perverted way, this amazing piece of work has become predictive of Western corporate banking. Perhaps you'll see what I mean at the end of the film.


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Status
Released

Release Date
1962-09-15

Original Language
Japanese

Runtime
2 hr 15 mins

Genres
Action Drama History

Keywords
japan suicide asia samurai revenge flashback poverty seppuku ronin 17th century shogunate


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