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Gohatto (1999)

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Yôichi Sai ...
Commander Isami Kondo
Jiro Sakagami ...
Lieutenant Genzaburo Inoue
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Samurai Heibei Sugano
Masa Tommies ...
Inspector Jo Yamazaki
Masatô Ibu ...
Officer Koshitaro Ito
Zakoba Katsura ...
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Tomorowo Taguchi ...
Samurai Tojiro Yuzawa
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chikako Aoyama
Yoshiaki Fujiwara
Daisuke Iijima
Yoichi Iijima
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Set during Japan's Shogun era, this film looks at life in a samurai compound where young warriors are trained in swordfighting. A number of interpersonal conflicts are brewing in the training room, all centering around a handsome young samurai named Sozaburo Kano. The school's stern master can choose to intervene, or to let Kano decide his own path. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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$9,947 (USA) (6 October 2000)

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$47,234 (USA) (24 November 2000)
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Classic story of possessive love, lust and pederasty among men
27 February 2006 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

I like the music, the acting and the setting. The kendo matches pretty well done, you get to see lots of footwork too. Great camera, and finally an odd mix of sex, gore, action and humor all rolled in one that works so well. I didn't even notice the time flying when watchin this show so engrossed I was in it ^_^ This show is full of innuendos and symbolism. Lots of brainwork to be done here, no answers spoonfed. I found myself rewatching some scenes to gain a better understanding based on the setting, posture, clothes color, etc of the actors. Every little detail counts...

Oh yeh for spoilers you should read the IMDb discussion boards, I posted my interpretations there as did many others. Like others say, there is a relatively rather ambiguous ending but if you pick up on all the clues along the way you'll understand it and then u get to appreciate the movie for being subtle and clever, saying without exactly saying.


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