Opening shots of the sword fight pay homag
When a segment on films in competition looks at Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai, David Stratton mentions that it is a remake of this movie.
A black-and-white poster of "Harakiri" is visible.
The protagonist sits in the middle of the room refecting on flashbacks leading to the present
The film is shown and talked about in the cinema class scene.