Harakiri
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Harakiri

General info
Original title: Seppuku
Country: Japan
Year: 1962
Genre: Drama
IMDB Rating: 8.3 5993 votes
Plot: Peace in 17th-century Japan causes the Shogunate's breakup of warrior clans, throwing thousands of samurai out of work and into poverty. An honorable end to such fate under the samurai code is ritual suicide, or hara-kiri (self-inflicted disembowelment). An elder warrior, Hanshiro Tsugumo (Tatsuya Nakadai) seeks admittance to the house of a feudal lord to commit the act. There, he learns of the fate of his son-in-law, a young samurai who sought work at the house but was instead barbarically forced to commit traditional hara-kiri in an excruciating manner with a dull bamboo blade. In flashbacks the samurai tells the tragic story of his son-in-law, and how he was forced to sell his real sword to support his sick wife and child. Tsugumo thus sets in motion a tense showdown of revenge against the house.
Movie info
Language: Japanese
Colormode: Black and White
Running time: 127

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Filmmakers

Kobayashi, MasakiKOBAYASHI Masaki
director
Hashimoto, ShinobuHASHIMOTO Shinobu
writer
TAKIGUCHI Yasuhiko
writer
TAKEMITSU Tôru
composer
Persons

Cast

Nakadai, TatsuyaNAKADAI Tatsuya
as Hanshiro Tsugumo
Mikuni, RentaroMIKUNI Rentaro
as Kageyu Saito
Iwashita, ShimaIWASHITA Shima
as Miho Tsugumo
ISHIHAMA Akira
as Motome Chijiiwa
AMATSU Shichisaburo
as Retainer
AOKI Yoshio
as Umenosuke Kawabe
AZUMI Jo
as Ichiro Shimmen
Igawa, HisashiIGAWA Hisashi
as Retainer
Inaba, YoshioINABA Yoshio
as Jinai Chijiiwa
Kobayashi, AkijiKOBAYASHI Akiji
as (as Shôji Kobayashi)
MISHIMA Masao
as Tango Inaba
NAKAYA Ichirô
as Hayato Yazaki
Sato, KeiSATO Kei
as Masakazu
TAKEUCHI Ryo
as Retainer
Tamba, TetsuroTAMBA Tetsuro
as Hikokuro Omodaka



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