Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Ishihama, Shima Iwashita, Tetsur? Tamba
Shinobu Hashimoto (Screenplay), Masaki Kobayashi (Director)
Release: Sep. 15th, 1962
Runtime: 2 hours, 15 minutes
Down-on-his-luck veteran Tsugumo Hanshir? enters the courtyard of the prosperous House of Iyi. Unemployed, and with no family, he hopes to find a place to commit seppuku—and a worthy second to deliver the coup de grâce in his suicide ritual. The senior counselor for the Iyi clan questions the ronin’s resolve and integrity, suspecting Hanshir? of seeking charity rather than an honorable end. What follows is a pair of interlocking stories which...
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