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Goyokin (1969)

Goyôkin (original title)
A guilt-haunted samurai warrior attempts to stop a massacre taking place.

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Magobei Wakizaka
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Rokugo Tatewaki
Yôko Tsukasa ...
Shino
Ruriko Asaoka ...
Oriha
Kunie Tanaka ...
Hirosuke
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Kunai
Kô Nishimura
Eijirô Tôno
Ben Hiura ...
Rokuzo
Susumu Kurobe ...
Omura Sobee
Hisashi Igawa ...
Takeuchi Shinjiro
Fujio Tokita
Shinnosuke Ogata ...
Miyauchi Hanzo
Shôji Ôki
Yoshitarô Asawaka
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Tatsuya Nakadai plays a samurai who is an eyewitness to a massacre of a small village by men of his own clan. Even though he did not participate, and did his best to prevent it, he realizes with guilt that he had been manipulated to enable the massacre. He quits and becomes a ronin; wandering the country he learns of a scheme by his former clan to repeat a similar massacre. Determined to stop them, and with the help of women and men who are loyal to him, he endures great hardships, moral and physical, engaging in incredible battles in the effort to atone for his earlier mistake and help to save the lives of defenseless peasants. Written by <ttetpos@yahoo.com>

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6 September 1971 (Sweden)  »

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Great film
6 August 2000 | by (arlington, va) – See all my reviews

An outstanding, visually stunning film with images that will haunt you long after the film is over. The beginning is straight out of Hitchcock, The Birds have nothing on the horror of the crows. My biggest wish is for this to be available in the US on video or DVD.


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