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Harakiri

Cast

Tatsuya Nakadai, Rentarô Mikuni, Shima Iwashita, Akira Ishihama View All


Crew

Masaki Kobayashi (Director), Shinobu Hashimoto (Screenplay) View All

Release: Sep. 15th, 1962
Runtime: 2 hours, 15 minutes
An unusual request for ritual suicide on a feudal lord's property leads to the unwinding of a greater mystery that challenges the clan's integrity.
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Before I went to work yesterday I watched the extraordinary film Seppuku (english title: Harakiri) (1962) by director Masaki Kobayashi. It's a great piece of work. I don't know really if this is a...

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christine
Hanshiro is given permission but not before the clan leader tells him of the other ronin, Motome, that came to commit seppuku.
Tyler1
Question to ponder about: Why did the aging samurai commit harakiri at the end of this film when he clearly denounced the act of harakiri, claiming that the samurai code was merely a facade.
MovieMeditation
In the film, the ancient morals of the samurai regime are put to the test, wherein the very honor and morality of being a samurai are questioned to uncertainty.
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