Kumokiri Nizaemon, a former samurai warrior, has abandoned his class to become the leader of a gang of thieves. He leads his outlaws in an attempt to rob the castle of his former clan.

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Kumokiri Nizaemon
Kôshirô Matsumoto ...
Shikibu Abe (as Somegorô Ichikawa)
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Chiyo
Keiko Matsuzaka ...
Shino
Teruhiko Aoi ...
Priest Rokunosuke
Hiroyuki Nagato ...
Kichigorô
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Tominoichi
Hideo Takamatsu ...
Tôbei Yamada
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Kumagorô
Mikio Narita ...
Fukuzaemon
Junko Miyashita ...
Menbiki Okyo
Shôji Ishibashi ...
Hyotarô Takase
Mitsuko Baishô ...
Omatsu
Takashi Yamaguchi ...
Councillor Tsugutomo Owari
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Kichibei Matsuya
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Kumokiri Nizaemon, a former samurai warrior, has abandoned his class to become the leader of a gang of thieves. He leads his outlaws in an attempt to rob the castle of his former clan.

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11 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a whole different movie if you understand the emotional intent and the intenseness of a revenge planned over ten years in advance. What was a band of bandits has become a clan. It is about two brothers whose father was killed for embezzlement AND his family ordered to be executed. The band/clan of thieves comes together for one last attempt to revenge their family against the Samurai with the older wanting revenge against the leader of the "Bureau" of Samurai who enforce laws. The younger one is intent on relieving the Samurai of their treasures as a last single act which will fund the retirement of the clan of thieves. There is more to this than clash of swords and the flashes of nudity in the plot.


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