The Last Chushingura (2010)
The Last Chushingura is a 2010 Japanese jidaigeki movie directed by Shigemichi Sugita and based on Shoichiro Ikemiya’s 1994 novel which was previously made into a 2004 NHK TV drama.
- Original title
- Transliterated title
- Saigo no Chūshingura
- Release date
- December 18, 2010
- Distributed by
- Warner Bros.
Two survivors deal with the aftermath of the legendary raid in which 47 ronin killed a corrupt court official named Kira Yoshinaka for the honor of their executed master knowing full well they’d be forced to commit seppuku afterward.
Terasaka Kichiemon is a loyal retainer who’s secretly ordered to escape the raid by his leader, Oishi Kuranosuke, in order to relay the facts of the incident for the sake of posterity. Senoo Magozaemon is an “unworthy samurai” who flees the night before the raid and goes into hiding, establishing himself as a coward and a pariah. The two men cross paths 16 years later, and Magozaemon finally has a chance to explain his actions.
Although “Chushingura”—the name given to fictionalized accounts of the story of the revenge of the Forty-seven Ronin—has been a staple of Japanese TV dramas over the past two decades, it’s...8 years ago
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