MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 33,894 this week

Blade of Penitence (1927)
"Zange no yaiba" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  14 October 1927 (Japan)
7.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.6/10 from 20 users  
Reviews: write review

Ishimatsu is out of jail and wants to rebuild his life. But his brother, Sakichi, and his old partners are not going to allow it.

Writers:

, (story)
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: August

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in August.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 300 titles
created 13 May 2011
 
list image
a list of 54 titles
created 26 Jun 2011
 
list image
a list of 97 titles
created 28 Sep 2013
 
a list of 30 titles
created 20 Nov 2013
 
list image
a list of 21 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Blade of Penitence (1927)

Blade of Penitence (1927) on IMDb 7.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Blade of Penitence.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A kabuki actor's mistress hatches a jealous plot to bring down her lover's son.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu
Stars: Takeshi Sakamoto, Chôko Iida, Kôji Mitsui
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A man returns from World War II to find his desperate wife has resorted to one night of prostitution to pay for their son's hospital bills.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu
Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Shûji Sano, Chieko Murata
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A businessman clashes with his elder daughter over her choice of a husband.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu
Stars: Shin Saburi, Kinuyo Tanaka, Ineko Arima
Late Autumn (1960)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A widow tries to marry off her daughter with the help of her late husband's three friends.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu
Stars: Setsuko Hara, Yôko Tsukasa, Mariko Okada
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The family of an older man who runs a small sake brewery become concerned with his finances and his health after they discover him visiting an old mistress from his youth.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu
Stars: Ganjirô Nakamura, Setsuko Hara, Yôko Tsukasa
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Okada and Kato, students at 'W' [i.e. Waseda] University, in Tokyo, live in the same lodgings. One morning, Kato receives a tailor's bill. Okada has seen the letter arrive, so Kato tells ... See full summary »

Director: Yasujirô Ozu
Stars: Tatsuo Saitô, Nobuko Wakaba, Hisao Yoshitani
Wife Lost (1928)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
Stars: Tatsuo Saitô, Fumiko Okamura, Soichi Kunishima
Days of Youth (1929)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Two friends try and court the same woman.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu
Stars: Ichirô Yûki, Tatsuo Saitô, Junko Matsui
Nikutaibi (1928)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
Stars: Chôko Iida, Kenji Kimura, Chishû Ryû
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Two sisters find out the existence of their long-lost mother, but the younger cannot take the truth of being abandoned as a child.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu
Stars: Setsuko Hara, Ineko Arima, Chishû Ryû
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
Stars: Minoru Takada, Kinuyo Tanaka, Utako Suzuki
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
Stars: Tokuji Kobayashi, Yurie Hinatsu, Mariko Aoyama
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Saburo Azuma ...
Sakichi of Kisarazu
Kunimatsu Ogawa ...
Ishimatsu
Kanji Kawahara ...
Manabe Tôjûrô, constable
Shoichi Nodera ...
Shôzaemon Yamashiroya
Eiko Atsumi ...
Oyae
Miyako Hanayagi ...
(as Ryuto Hana)
Hatsuko Konami
Reikichi Kawamura
Edit

Storyline

Ishimatsu is out of jail and wants to rebuild his life. But his brother, Sakichi, and his old partners are not going to allow it.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Release Date:

14 October 1927 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Blade of Penitence  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Based on a film by George Fitzmaurice. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Life and Works of Yasujiro Ozu (1983) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Message Boards

Discuss Blade of Penitence (1927) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?