Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director: Hirokazu Koreeda
Writer: Hirokazu Koreeda
Stars: Jun'ichi Okada, Rie Miyazawa, Arata Furuta, Jun Kunimura, Katsuo Nakamura
In 1702, set against the backdrop of a long-delayed and insatiable revenge, a reserved samurai, Aoki Sozaemon, leaves his hometown in Matsumoto to come to bustling Edo in search of his father’s killer. Unaccomplished as a swordsman, with his funds quickly drying up, Sozaemon must honour his clan’s demand to avenge a disgraceful death, however, when he finally finds his target, he will have to make a difficult decision before a crushing dilemma. Is the way of the samurai stronger than the way of the heart?
18th-century, 2006, Arata Furuta, Hirokazu Koreeda, Japan, Jun Kunimura, Jun'ichi Okada, Katsuo Nakamura, revenge, Rie Miyazawa, samurai, Tadanobu Asano, Teruyuki Kagawa, Tomoko Tabata, Yoshio Harada, Yui Natsukawa