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Kill! -- In this pitch-black action comedy by Kihachi Okamoto, a pair of down-on-their-luck swordsmen arrive in a dusty, windblown town, where they become involved in a local clan dispute.
Kill! -- In this pitch-black action comedy by Kihachi Okamoto, a pair of down-on-their-luck swordsmen arrive in a dusty, windblown town, where they become involved in a local clan dispute.

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Director:
Writers:
Kihachi Okamoto (screenplay) &
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Release Date:
22 June 1968 (Japan) See more »
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Plot:
Two ronin - an ex-samurai and an ex-farmer - get caught up a local officials complex game of murder and betrayal. | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
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User Reviews:
A classic See more (13 total) »

Cast

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Tatsuya Nakadai ... Genta
Etsushi Takahashi ... Hanji (Hanjiro Tabata)
Yuriko Hoshi ... Chino Kajii
Tadao Nakamaru ... Magobei Shôda
Akira Kubo ... Monnosuke Takei
Shigeru Kôyama ... Tamiya Ayuzawa
Eijirô Tôno ... 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
Seishirô Kuno ... Daijirô Masataka
Ben Hiura ... Busuke
Susumu Kurobe ... Kinsaburo Ayuzawa
Masao Imafuku ... Doshin - Monk
Hiroshi Hasegawa ... Injured Ronin
Emiko Suzuki ... Tomi
Yasuzô Ogawa ... Kisuke
Yutaka Nakayama ... Ronin
Ryôsuke Kagawa ... Sachu Mizoguchi
Shin Ibuki ... Injured Ronin
Chôtarô Tôgin ... Ronin
Minoru Itô
Rinsaku Ogata
Yukihiko Gondô
Wataru Ômae ... Guard
Haruo Suzuki ... Banto
Yû Sekida ... Ayzawa's vassal
Ryôji Shimizu
Masaki Shinohara
Kôji Uruki
Hiroshi Tanaka
Kôji Asakawa
Kanzô Uni
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kôichi Satô

Directed by
Kihachi Okamoto 
 
Writing credits
Kihachi Okamoto (screenplay) &
Akira Murao (screenplay)

Shûgorô Yamamoto (novel "Torideyama no jûshichi nichi")

Produced by
Tomoyuki Tanaka .... producer
 
Original Music by
Masaru Satô 
 
Cinematography by
Rokurô Nishigaki 
 
Film Editing by
Yoshitami Kuroiwa 
 
Production Design by
Hiroyasu Tsutsumi 
 
Art Direction by
Iwao Akune 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kunihiko Watanabe .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Hisashi Shimonaga .... sound mixer
Shin Watarai .... sound
 
Stunts
Ryû Kuze .... fight choreographer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kiichi Onda .... gaffer
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Kiru" - Japan (original title)
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Runtime:
115 min
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Trivia:
Actor Yoshio Tsuchiya's character is his own actual ancestor, Matsuo Tsuchiya.See more »
Quotes:
Tamiya Ayuzawa:A vagrant couldn't do all this.See more »

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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
A classic, 30 October 2006
Author: Gunnar Van Vliet from Canada

This is an example of a near perfect film. It most certainly is a comedy and the blend of serious story and personal conflict makes the light-hearted moments hilarious and touching. I have never seen this kind of humour so effectively portrayed on film and perhaps some of the other reviewers simply have not been fortunate to find themselves in this kind of "pickle". Sometimes events are so unbelievable, or so obviously predictable that you have to surrender yourself to fate and laugh. This movie is about the immensity of fate and how man is but a small raft on the big ocean. He can only paddle to avoid waves and laugh at his fortune as he makes his way towards a distant shore, perhaps never reaching it. It is pure beauty.

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