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Ichi (2008)

 -  Action  -  25 October 2008 (Japan)
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Ichi is a blind woman who roams about town with her shamisen (a three-stringed Japanese guitar), but she has exceptional sword skills with which she fights off yakuza and other villains.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Haruka Ayase ...
Ichi
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Banki
Yôsuke Kubozuka ...
Toraji Shirakawa
Takao Ohsawa ...
Toma Fujihira
Gô Rijû ...
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Mitsu
Tetsuo Yamashita
Ayumu Saitô
Toru Tezuka
Kumiko Tsuchiya
Shirô Namiki ...
Kataoka
Tetta Sugimoto ...
Blind man
Megumi Yokoyama ...
Toma's mother
Eri Watanabe ...
Ohama
Yoshiyuki Yamaguchi
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Ichi is a blind woman who roams about town with her shamisen (a three-stringed Japanese guitar), but she has exceptional sword skills with which she fights off yakuza and other villains.

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Rated R for sequences of bloody violence, and brief sexuality | See all certifications »
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Lyrics by Natsumi Kobayashi
Composed by Ryosuke "Dr.R" Sakai
Arrangement by Yoichiro Kakizaki
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A Simple Beautiful Love Story
23 June 2012 | by See all my reviews

Hope you have read the official storyline.

And you would have seen the bad 6.5 rating here at IMDb, I guess the reason for that is because:

1. The bad ending. The way the story went, we expected a different ending, and it was a big disappointment. This was the primary reason.

2. The storyline leads us to believe that this is a samurai movie with great sword fights and martial arts, but the fights are just mediocre.

In spite of the above things I greatly enjoyed this movie. The beauty of this movie is comparable to that of Tokyo Story or The Twilight Samurai. The beauty is mainly in the cinematography, the immaculate sets, the delicate love story, the fantastic audio, etc. And being a new movie it comes in blue-ray and that greatly intensifying the beauty.

So, despite the bad rating, I would say, go see it, at the very least you won't feel that you wasted your time. :-)........

Cheers!


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