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Kill! (1968)

Kiru (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Drama | 22 June 1968 (Japan)
Two ronin - an ex-samurai and an ex-farmer - get caught up in a local official's complex game of murder and betrayal.

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Genta
Etsushi Takahashi ...
Hanji (Hanjiro Tabata)
Yuriko Hoshi ...
Chino Kajii
Tadao Nakamaru ...
Magobei Shôda
Akira Kubo ...
Monnosuke Takei
Shigeru Kôyama ...
Tamiya Ayuzawa
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Hyogo Moriuchi
Shin Kishida ...
Jurota Arao
Atsuo Nakamura ...
Tetsutaro
Nami Tamura ...
Hideyo Amamoto ...
Gendayu Shimada
Yoshio Tsuchiya ...
Shinroku Matsuo
Isao Hashimoto ...
Kônosuke Fujii
Akira Hamada ...
Denzô Nishimura
Takeo Chii ...
Yaheiji Yoshida
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Two ronin - an ex-samurai and an ex-farmer - get caught up in a local official's complex game of murder and betrayal.

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Actor Yoshio Tsuchiya's character is his own actual ancestor, Matsuo Tsuchiya. See more »

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Tamiya Ayuzawa: A vagrant couldn't do all this.
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A truly rewarding samurai movie!
3 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Nothing prepared me for the laughter and all-around entertainment offered by this film. The writer, director and actors manage to have fun with icons of Japanese society (e.g., a card shark priest, an honest bureaucrat who has never visited a brothel, a noble peasant, etc.,) while maintaining a good pace with the swordplay and forward movement of the story line. Nakadai is brilliant as the "been there, done that" samurai, who reveals much of the story's insanity to us through whispered comments and observations. Viewers might need a scorecard to keep track of all the double-crossing and back-firing that takes places, but Kiru is tremendous fun from beginning to end. And it's the only movie I've seen with the ugliest chicken in the world serving as a leitmotiv.


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