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A captured masterless samurai has 30 days to make a grieving boy prince smile, or he must commit seppuku.

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Masatô Ibu
Tokio Emoto
Itsuji Itao
Takaaki Nomi ...
Kanjuro Nomi
Pistol Takehara ...
Monk (as Kazuro Takehara)
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Sea Kumada ...
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Ryô
Yasutomo Ihara
Satoru Jitsunashi
Takumi Matsumoto
Fukkin Zen-Nosuke
Ken Okada
Akinori Andô
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A captured masterless samurai has 30 days to make a grieving boy prince smile, or he must commit seppuku.

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A wonderful story
12 October 2011 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

I still don't know if I am the odd one out for adoring Matsumoto's films like I do. In any case, I am not alone. We saw it at the Festival International de Cinema Fantastic de Sitges and the room was crowded, laughing and crying like kids. I think Matsumoto makes cinema in capital letters. With very sparse dialog, the story is told mainly through the visual. In his third movie, he is not acting, but the direction is wonderful. The premise of the story was very similar to children stories, although aimed at adults. The magic, the fantastic... was all there. Like with Symbol, the audience laughed and laughed for more than one hour. I totally loved it, because on top of being very well made, it made me feel absolutely happy. We patientlly wait for his next one.


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