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Harakiri

8.5
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Original title
Seppuku (Harakiri) aka
AKA
  • Hara-kiri
Year
Running time
133 min.
Country
Japan Japan
Director
Screenwriter
Shinobu Hashimoto (Story: Yasuhiko Takiguchi)
Music
Tôru Takemitsu
Cinematography
Yoshio Miyajima (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
Shochiku Kinema Kenkyû-jo / Shôchiku Eiga
Genre
Drama | 17th Century. Feudal Japan. Samurai. Cult Movie
Synopsis / Plot
A ronin, a masterless samurai, requests permission to commit an honorable ritual suicide at the home of a powerful but sadistic warlord. The warlord is reluctant to permit this as he has been recently deceived by another ronin, who was trying to obtain charity from the house. This ronin, however, is permitted to tell the story of how he came to be in such a situation.
Awards
1963: Cannes: Jury Special Prize (ex-aqueo with "Az prijde kocour")
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