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The Twilight Samurai

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Original title
Tasogare seibei (The Twilight Samurai)
Year
Running time
129 min.
Country
Japan Japan
Director
Screenwriter
Yôji Yamada, Yoshitaka Asama (Novels: Shuuhei Fujisawa)
Music
Isao Tomita
Cinematography
Mutsuo Naganuma
Cast
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Producer
Shochiku Company / Nippon Television Network / Eisei Gekijo / Hakuhodo / Nippon Shuppan Hanbai / Sumitomo Corporation
Genre
Drama | Feudal Japan. 19th Century. Samurai
Synopsis / Plot
19th century Japan. Seibei, a just-widowed samurai, struggles to care for his senile mother and two young daughters. He holds back from a possible remarriage, self-conscious about his poverty. When ordered to kill a skilled rebel swordsman, he can't evade his dangerous duty.
Awards
2003: Nominated for Oscar: Best Foreign Language Picture
2003: Berlin Film Festival: Official Selection
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