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Assassination (1964)

Ansatsu (original title)
In 1863, when Americans warships approach Japan, a enigmatic ronin becomes a important figure in a complex game of power between the Shogunate and the empire.

Director:

Masahiro Shinoda

Writers:

Ryôtarô Shiba (novel), Nobuo Yamada (screenplay)
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Cast

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Tetsurô Tanba ... Hachirô Kiyokawa
Shima Iwashita ... Oren, Kiyokawa's sweetheart
Eiji Okada ... Lord Matsudaira
Isao Kimura Isao Kimura ... Tadasaburô Sasaki
Tamotsu Hayakawa Tamotsu Hayakawa ... Shôzô Ishizaka
Eitarô Ozawa ... Premier Itakura
Fujio Suga ... Kyûô Udono
Muga Takewaki Muga Takewaki ... Shingo Miyagawa
Takanobu Hozumi Takanobu Hozumi ... Tetsutaro Yamaoka
Hideo Kidokoro Hideo Kidokoro ... Inaba
Tetsuji Takechi Tetsuji Takechi ... Hisamizu Shimazu
Gen Shimizu Gen Shimizu ... Jûjirô Ishii
Yoshindo Yamaji Yoshindo Yamaji ... Detective Yoshikichi
Hiroshi Aoyama Hiroshi Aoyama ... Sankichi
Shin'ya Mizushima Shin'ya Mizushima ... Keijirô Aizawa (as Masaya Mizushima)
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In 1863, when Americans warships approach Japan, a enigmatic ronin becomes a important figure in a complex game of power between the Shogunate and the empire.

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Action | Drama

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Normally, I Like These
25 January 2021 | by masercotSee all my reviews

I like samurai movies, especially those that delve into areas that the run-of-the mill samurai movie does not (Rashomon, Hari-Kiri for example); but, this movie was confusing and really just not that good. I think the director was trying to prove something but, for the life of me, I don't know what. The freeze-frames throughout were annoying after awhile and didn't have the impact he thought they would.

The ending was anti-climactic... a sad thing all around...


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

30 October 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Assassination See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Shochiku Kyoto See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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