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Kiru (1962)

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A samurai seeks revenge and redemption after his family is executed by a rival clan.

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Kenji Misumi
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Raizô Ichikawa ... Shingo Takakura
Shiho Fujimura ... Fujiko Yamaguchi
Mayumi Nagisa Mayumi Nagisa ... Yoshio Takakura
Masayo Banri ... Sayo Tadokoro
Jun'ichirô Narita Jun'ichirô Narita ... Mondo Tadokoro
Matasaburô Niwa Matasaburô Niwa ... Eijirô Chiba
Teru Tomota Teru Tomota ... Kihei Shôji
Eijirô Yanagi ... Ooinokami Matsudaira
Shigeru Amachi ... Sôshi Tada
Yoshio Inaba Yoshio Inaba ... Giichirô Ikebe
Toshio Chiba Toshio Chiba
Shinjirô Asano Shinjirô Asano ... Shin'emon Takakura
Toshio Hosokawa Toshio Hosokawa ... Yasutoshi 'Tootôminokami' Makino
Shôzô Nanbu Shôzô Nanbu ... Kazue Yasutomi
Seishirô Hara Seishirô Hara
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A samurai seeks revenge and redemption after his family is executed by a rival clan.

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The Unkindest Cut
27 March 2020 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Master swordsman Raizo Ichikawa comes home to find his sister dead and his father dying. Before that happens, he is old a long story about how his real mother assassinated her husband's evil mistress, fled with a samurai, and was captured by by her clan. No one would kill her, so it fell to her lover, who gave him to the man Ichikawa thought was his father.

It'ss one of those weird movies that the Japanese enjoyed back then, in which people do horrible things to seek vengeance in beautiful surroundings where the birds chirp. It's directed by Kenji Misumi, who would begin directing the Zatoichi series that very year. It's quite lovely and quite alien to my understanding. Perhaps you will get more out of it than I did.


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Japanese

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1 July 1962 (Japan) See more »

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