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Jôi-uchi: Hairyô tsuma shimatsu
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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 Otsuka ... 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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14 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
The last great samurai film, 26 June 2004
Author: kikuchiyo-1 from Poland

I don't know why so little people have seen this film. This movie has place in history of cinema as one of the greatest masterpieces. Story has structure of ancient tragedy and we sit in permanent tense from beginning to end; none other film I saw isn't so suspenseful. Direction is perfect and there isn't one unnecessary second in all 2 hour film. Toshiro Mifune and Tatsuya Nakadai - duet well known from Kurosawa films like "Yojimbo", "Sanjuro" or "High and Low" - make peerless performances, really dramatic and deep. "Samurai Rebelion" is as excellent, humanistic and timeless as the best of Kurosawa films. Everybody I know agree with this opinion after watching Kobayashi's masterpiece. 10/10

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