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Death of a Tea Master (1989)
"Sen no Rikyu: Honkakubô ibun" (original title)

 -  Drama | History  -  1 June 1990 (USA)
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Years after the death of legendary tea master Rikyu, his disciple Honkakubo attempts to resolve the mystery of the master's death. Years before: Sen Rikyu is a ceremonial tea master who ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Eiji Okuda ...
Honkakubo
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Kinnosuke Nakamura ...
Urakusai Oda
Gô Katô ...
Oribe Furuta
Shinsuke Ashida ...
Eijirô Tôno ...
Kokei
Taketoshi Naitô ...
Toyobo
Tsunehiko Kamijô ...
Soji Yamagami
Taro Kawano ...
Sotan Sen-no
Teizô Muta ...
Daitokuya
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Years after the death of legendary tea master Rikyu, his disciple Honkakubo attempts to resolve the mystery of the master's death. Years before: Sen Rikyu is a ceremonial tea master who advises warlord Hideyoshi in sixteenth-century feudal Japan. His daughter, the beautiful Lady Ogin, has an unrequited love for Lord Ukon, who has angered Hideyoshi by becoming a Christian convert. Ogin's father Rikyu also displeases Hideyoshi by opposing the warlord's plan to invade China and Korea. When the animalistic Hideyoshi is rejected by Ogin, he threatens her and her father with arrest and worse. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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absolutely marvelous
16 July 2006 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

This Movie is fairly distinguished from other ones by it's quiet way to tell it's story. The film looks for an answer for the reasons of suicide of the most famous Japanese tea master Sen-no-Rikyu in the late 16th century. The story bases on a book by Mr Inoue, called "Honkakubo Ibun". Without using any cheap show effects like naked skin, speed or violence the movie is able to tell the viewer a lot of the Japanese culture and the roots of the tea-ceremony. Pictures, which will abduct you above the clouds and a deep warm expression adding that movie to the leading ones of Japanese film genre. It's not only a film - it's highest art!


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