The mother of a feudal lord's only heir is kidnapped away from her husband by the lord. The husband and his samurai father must decide whether to accept the unjust decision, or risk death to get her back.
An elder ronin samurai arrives at a feudal lord's home and requests an honorable place to commit suicide. But when the ronin inquires about a younger samurai who arrived before him things take an unexpected turn.
The typical kind of features from the Rising Sun empire. I hope many viewers will comment it in a far better way than I will, but I am highly surprised that no one has made it yet. A fierce, brutal, and terrific story of Japanese soldiers in a camp during the war in Manchuria. You have here many unbearable scènes of rape, torture, fighting, humiliations of all kind. At a scale that you may feel Dizzy from time to time. But all Japanese films lovers are used to this kind of tales. Japanese are like this. This is their culture, their inner feelings that emerge this way. We must accept it, that's the way it is. A complex story which describes us the true meaning of life, the description, the deep analysis of the human nature against the elements. A deep study, somewhere a dive into the human behaviour.
Not for all audiences. But a true masterpiece, even if I did not get all what was Inside...
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