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Samurai Hustle (2014)

Chô kôsoku! Sankin kôtai (original title)
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Osaki
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Danzo Kumogakure
Masahiko Nishimura ...
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Takanori Jinnai ...
Nobutoki Matsudaira
Yasufumi Terawaki ...
Genhachiro Araki
Seiji Rokkaku ...
Seiemon Imamura
Yûsuke Kamiji ...
Heigo Akiyama
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Ennosuke Ichikawa IV ...
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A run trough Japanese cinema with loyal samurai

Is my first time to write a review just 10 minutes after the movie I want to discuss about. However, this one is literally amazing for those who look for a Japanese jidaigeki (samurai costume) movie without a plot difficult to follow and too much blood splashes. Then, the involving soundtrack,the fast scenes as well as both ridiculous and romantic movies make the audience sympathize with the samurai depicted, support them until their last goal and admire their close friendship and pure love. So, a very well done product for family and people who want to know the Japanese old and traditional culture trough the screen. But, on the other way, people already accustomed with traditional masterpiece of Japanese cinema, such as Kurosawa, Mizoguchi and Yamada can like this movie as well. The group of samurai, indeed, resembles the seven samurai of Kurosawa Akira as well as the scenes in the forest, together with the idea of rush trough valleys, gives back the memory to another two jewels of the Kurosawa production, that is to say "The Hidden Fortess" an "Throne of Blood". Then, the sentimental relationship between a geisha and a daimyo reminds to some love story depicted by Mizoguchi.Here, differently from "Sister of Gion" or "The crucified lovers", the female character can gain an happy ending. For the main characters of the story, the loyal samurai and their lord, finally, we have an humble personality that makes us think to the willfulness of Seibei in the Yoshida's great movie "Twilight samurai". So a well done work that everybody interested in Japan and in its cinema can enjoy! You won't regret it.


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