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In 1160, in the Heian Period, Lord Kiyomori travels with his court to another feud and his Castle Sanjo is invaded by two other lords, in a coup. The loyal samurai Moritoh Enda asks the court lady Kesa to pose of the lord's sister to create a diversion while the lord's real sister and his father flee in the middle of the people. Then Moritoh travels to meet Lord Kiyomon and fights with him to defeat the enemies and the coup fails. Lord Kiyomon rewards the warriors that helped him and when he asks Moritoh what he wishes, he requests to marry Kesa. The lord grants his wish but soon he learns that Kesa is married with Wataru Watanabe, a samurai from the imperial guard. Moritoh harasses Kesa and threatens her, promising to kill her husband, her aunt and her if she does not marry him. Kesa's decision leads the trio to a tragic fate. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Visa de contrôle cinématographique France : #15760(subtitled version) or #15760/D (dubbed version). See more »
[after Moritoo grabs her in a strong embrace]
What are you doing?
You refuse no matter what?
Then I'm ready. You're mine now!
No matter what you say, female virtue won't allow it.
Drop your husband. Leave Wataru.
I can't do that.
Why can't you? I, Moritoo, will slay Wataru. I won't stop with Wataru. If needed, your aunt too. I might have to kill you too!
[the camera moves in for an intense close-up of Kesa]
Are you ready to do all that? Do you want me that much?
I want you. I can't live ...
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Wow! What an awesome movie. The leading lady was gorgeous, the shots were magnificent, the music was fantastic, and overall, this was a great movie.
Although it is in Japanese, and I saw it with subtitles, it is still the best movie I have seen all year.
This movie totally held my attention, and delivered everything I could have wanted, but not in the way that I expected. Wow! Easy to see why this movie won an Oscar for best foreign film. I would say that it is as good as any movie I have ever seen. I loved it.
If you are looking for something different from a film, give this one a look. You will not be disappointed.
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