Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (2011)
Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai is a Japanese movie directed by Takashi Miike. It's a 3D remake of Masaki Kobayashi’s 1962 film, Harakiri, which was originally based on Yasuhiko Takiguchi’s novel “Ibun Ronin-ki”. It premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on May 19, 2011.
In the waning days of the Shogunate, a ronin named Tsukumo Hanshiro arrives at the Iyi clan estate to ask a favor of the clan’s chief retainer, Saito Kageyu.
He claims he only wishes to use their garden to commit seppuku, but this has been a common tactic for down-and-out former samurai in recent years. They claim to want to commit ritual suicide, knowing they’ll probably get a hand out and be sent on their way.
Saito knows this, so he decides to call the man’s bluff. Tsukumo insists it’s no bluff, but he would first like to tell the story of his daughter, Miho, and his son-in-law Chijiiwa Motome, who once visited the Iyi estate himself.
|Ebizo Ichikawa||Tsukumo Hanshirō|
|Munetaka Aoki||Omodaka Hikokurō|
|Hirofumi Arai||Matsuzaki Hayatonoshō|
|Kazuki Namioka||Kawabe Umanosuke|
|Goro Daimon||Buddhist priest|
|Takehiro Hira||Ii Kamon-no-Kami Naotaka|
|Baijaku Nakamura||Chijiiwa Jinnai|
|Koji Yakusho||Saitō Kageyu|
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