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Sen no Rikyu: Honkakubô ibun (1989)

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
Tarô 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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A Zen movie
11 August 1999 | by (Roma, IT) – See all my reviews

They say its runtime is 89, but the one I saw was much longer. I don't know. Anyway, this is a Zen movie, so you can appreciate it a lot if you can get a Zen attitude. If you wanna live fast and see fast movies, better get something else.


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