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The Taira Clan Saga

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Original title
Shin heike monogatari (The Taira Clan Saga)
Running time
108 min.
Japan Japan
Masashige Narusawa, Kyûchi Tsuji, Yoshikata Yoda (Story: Eiji Yoshikawa)
Fumio Hayasaka, Masaru Satô
Kazuo Miyagawa, Kôhei Sugiyama
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Daiei Studios
Drama | Feudal Japan. 12th Century
Synopsis / Plot
Set in 12th Century Japan against a rich social and political background, TALES
OF THE TAIRA CLAN is an epic tale of power struggles, family drama, and
human frailty. Special Forces commander Captain Tadamori returns to Kyoto after successfully defeating the uprising of pirates in the western sea of Japan. But because the high courtiers dislike career soldiers gaining power and influence, they ignore the will of ex-Emperor Toba and refuse to reward the captain. Reward recommender Lord Tokinobu is punished, and the captain sends his son Kiyomori to the Lord's residence, where he falls in love with Tokiko, the Lord's daughter. Meanwhile, Kiyomori finds out that he is possibly the ex-Emperor's son...
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