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Samurai Rebellion -- Toshiro Mifune stars as Isaburo Sasahara, an aging swordsman living a quiet life until his clan lord orders that his son marry the lord's mistress, who has recently displeased the ruler.

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December 1967 (USA) See more »
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The mother of a feudal lord's only heir is kidnapped away from her husband by the lord. The husband and his samurai father must decide whether to accept the unjust decision, or risk death to get her back. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Toshirô Mifune ... Isaburo Sasahara
Yôko Tsukasa ... Ichi Sasahara
Gô Katô ... Yogoro Sasahara
Tatsuyoshi Ehara ... Bunzo Sasahara
Etsuko Ichihara ... Kiku
Isao Yamagata ... Shobei Tsuchiya

Tatsuya Nakadai ... Tatewaki Asano
Shigeru Kôyama ... Geki Takahashi
Michiko Ôtsuka ... Suga Sasahara
Tatsuo Matsumura ... Lord Masakata Matsudaira
Masao Mishima ... Sanzaemon Yanase
Jun Hamamura ... Hyoemon Shiomi
Emi Yamada ... Shiomi's wife
Takamaru Sasaki ... Kenmotsu Sasahara
Hideo Fukuhara ... Sahei
Noriko Kawajiri ... Nui
Tetsuko Kobayashi ... Otama
Hisano Yamaoka ... Sannojo Kasai's mother
Tomoko Hito ... Yoshino
Yoshirô Aoki ... Takazo Komiya

Directed by
Masaki Kobayashi 
 
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Shinobu Hashimoto 
Yasuhiko Takiguchi  novel "Hairyozuma Shimatsu"

Produced by
Toshirô Mifune .... producer
Tomoyuki Tanaka .... producer
 
Original Music by
Tôru Takemitsu 
 
Cinematography by
Kazuo Yamada 
 
Film Editing by
Hisashi Sagara 
 
Production Design by
Yoshirô Muraki 
 
Production Management
Yasuyoshi Tajitsu .... executive in charge of production
 
Sound Department
Shigenosuke Okuyama .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Yasuo Konishi .... lighting technician
 
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"Jôi-uchi: Hairyô tsuma shimatsu" - Japan (original title)
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128 min | 121 min (cut version)
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Isaburo Sasahara:Each must live his own life.See more »
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32 out of 36 people found the following review useful.
Wonderful, 14 May 2001
Author: Ungaboo! from Edmonton, Canada

Samurai Rebellion is one of the best films I've ever seen. Masaki Kobayashi is my favorite Japanese director next to Kurosawa, at times even surpassing the latter. Samurai Rebellion is a well-acted, brilliantly directed film about standing up against injustice that manages to tug firmly on one's heart strings without ever being cloying. Mifune shows the full extent of his acting abilities by not having to play the sort of macho character that he came quite close to being typecast as, and Yôko Tsukasa is no less remarkable. The soundtrack by Toru Takemitsu is also wonderful, serving to add another layer to the film's narrative and emotional impact rather than merely emphasizing it. Another remarkable aspect of the film is the use of violence: Although the fight scenes near the end are brilliantly choreographed and filmed, they're not in the least glamourous, depicting the desperation, sadness and anger of Mifune's character. It's a terrible shame that most people will never see this film, one that most likely deserves to be considered a classic of world cinema, just because it isn't directed by Kurosawa.

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