Runtime: 128 Mins
Classsification: MA15+
Strong themes and violence
In cinemas:
21 March 2013

Hara Kiri: Death of a Samurai

Ebizô Ichikawa, Eita, Hikari Mitsushima, Kôji Yakusho

Movie propaganda

From legendary filmmaker Takashi Miike (13 Assassins, Audition) comes a classic tale of love, honour and revenge amidst the fall of the Samurai in 17th Century Japan. Seeking a noble end, poverty-stricken Samurai Hanshiro requests to commit ritual suicide at the House of Li, run by headstrong Kageyu. But after being told a tragic story of another Samurai's agonizing suicide, that of Hanshiro's close friend Motome, Hanshiro sets in a motion a tense showdown of vengeance against the house of this feudal lord


Persons of interest

  • Kôji Yakusho .... Kageyu
  • Naoto Takenaka
  • Eita .... Motome
  • Hikari Mitsushima .... Miho
  • Ebizô Ichikawa .... Hanshirô Tsugumo
  • Takashi Miike .... Director
  • Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

    • drama
    • foreign language

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