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The 47 Ronin (1941)
"Genroku Chûshingura" (original title)

 |  Action, Drama, History  |  March 1979 (USA)
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In 1701, Lord Takuminokami Asano has a feud with Lord Kira and he tries to kill Kira in the corridors of the Shogun's palace. The Shogun sentences Lord Asano to commit suppuku and deprives ... See full summary »

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Enji Ichikawa
Kikunosuke Ichikawa
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Tsunatoyo Tokugawa
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Jurozaemon Isogai
Seizaburô Kawazu ...
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In 1701, Lord Takuminokami Asano has a feud with Lord Kira and he tries to kill Kira in the corridors of the Shogun's palace. The Shogun sentences Lord Asano to commit suppuku and deprives the palace and lands from his clan, but does not punish Lod Kira. Lord Asano's vassals leave the land and his samurais become ronin and want to seek revenge against the dishonor of their Lord. But their leader Kuranosuke Oishi asks the Shogun to restore the Asano clan with his brother Daigaku Asano. One year later, the Shogun refuses his request and Oishi and forty-six ronin revenge their Lord. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Based on a true story, a version of which can be read in Jorge Luis Borges's short story collection, 'A Universal History of Infamy', under the title 'The Uncivil Teacher of Etiquette, Kotsuke no Suke'. See more »

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15 March 1999 | by (oregon) – See all my reviews

Though stately, impressive, and vaguely powerful at times, it nonetheless demands more patience than this viewer had. It's well filmed, but rather static and aloof. None of this is aided by its nearly 4 hour length.


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