The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi
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- Running time
- 115 min.
Takeshi Kitano (Tale: Kan Shimozawa)
Katsumi Yanagishima, Hitoshi Takaya
Office Kitano / Saito Entertainment / TV Asahi / Dentsu / Tokio FM / Bandai Visual
Action. Comedy | Feudal Japan. 19th Century. Samurai
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- Synopsis / Plot
- Blind Zatoichi makes his living by gambling and giving massages. But behind his humble facade, Zatoichi is a master swordsman, gifted with lightning–fast draw and strokes of breathtaking precision. Zatoichi wanders into a town run by sinister gangs and a powerful samurai, and is soon destined for violent showdowns when he stumbles on two beautiful geishas avenging their parents‘ murder.
: Sitges Fantasy Film Festival: Best Movie, Soundtrack, Audience Award
: Venice: Silver Lion: Best Director
: Toronto Film Festival: People's Choice Award (Best Film)
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