Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai
- 2h 6min
- Directed by: Takashi Miike
- Cast: Kôji Yakusho, Naoto Takenaka, Hikari Mitsushima
- UK release: 4 May 2012
17th century Japan: when Tsugumo (Ichikawa) arrives at the House of Li and requests permission to commit ritual suicide within the grounds, a story of honour and vengeance begins. Miike directs with restraint and the result can be heavy-footed, but as long as you aren't expecting carnage, the quiet intensity pays off.
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Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai4 May 2012
A quietly dignified film about 17th century honour and vengeance from Japanese director Takashi Miik
The rigorously restrained Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai is prolific Japanese director Takashi Miike’s follow-up to the exhilarating 13 Assassins. A companion piece, rather than a direct descendant, it’s a story of 17th century honour and vengeance which…
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