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.
Do not be dissuaded by the title or comparisons to 50 Shades of Grey. It's well acted, kept my attention from start to finish, and is beautifully shot, especially for an independent film. Jonathan Bennett surprised me with his depth/range and Jon Briddell, who I was not familiar with, was excellent. I was expecting to be shocked by the violence/brutality, but I felt the film went deeper than that and was not about exploiting women but had much more to say. If you know anything about the PUA movement, you know that people like the lead character definitely exist and are very real. The running time is only about 75 minutes but felt appropriate to the story. Definitely thought- provoking and worth a watch.
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