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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
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Directed by
Masaki Kobayashi 
 
Writing credits
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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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Also Known As:
"Jôi-uchi: Hairyô tsuma shimatsu" - Japan (original title)
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Runtime:
128 min | 121 min (cut version)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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21 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Close to Perfection!, 13 October 2001
Author: dorlago

Brilliant direction, excellent writing and superb acting make for one of the most intelligent and entertaining films to come out of Japan! Mifune is magnificent as the samurai who is forced to choose between family and duty. Scathing in its portrayal of feudal Japanese society this film works as both exciting historical drama and heart breaking melodrama. Mifune's stand against social injustice is presented in a totally believable yet poignantly touching manner. His scenes with his baby granddaughter are absolutely beautiful! The end of the film is both ferociously brutal and incredibly tender. What a combination! "Rebellion" leaves you emotionally drained yet asking for more!

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