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Saya-zamurai (2010)

 |  Comedy  |  11 June 2011 (Japan)
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Samurai story with a twist
16 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sayazamurai (Scabbard Samurai) was a total, pleasant surprise. It takes a while to get into the story, but those minutes of wondering "where is this movie going" are well worth it. Matsumoto (one half of the popular Downtown duo) establishes himself as a sensitive, intelligent writer/director. Fine performances all around, endearing characters, good direction, excellent production values (the story is set in the Edo era). Somewhat zany -- what else would you expect from Matsumoto? This movie really is a wonderful gem, combining laughs and some sadness. Its message of courage and love is gently conveyed. Overall, a real find for Japanese movie amateurs, a nice departure from more conventional "jidaigeki" period pieces. I definitely recommend.


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