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Gohatto (1999)

The new member of a samurai militia unit causes disruption as several of his colleagues fall in love with him, threatening to disturb the rigid code of their squad.

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Credited cast:
... Captain Toshizo Hijikata (as 'Beat' Takeshi)
... Samurai Sozaburo Kano
Shinji Takeda ... Lieutenant Soji Okita
... Samurai Hyozo Tashiro
Yôichi Sai ... Commander Isami Kondo
Jirô Sakagami ... Lieutenant Genzaburo Inoue
Kôji Matoba ... Samurai Heibei Sugano
Masa Tommies ... Inspector Jo Yamazaki
Masatô Ibu ... Officer Koshitaro Ito
Zakoba Katsura ... Wachigaiya
Tomorô Taguchi ... Samurai Tojiro Yuzawa
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chikako Aoyama
Yoshiaki Fujiwara
Daisuke Iijima
Yôichi Iijima
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Set during Japan's Shogun era, this film looks at life in a samurai compound where young warriors are trained in swordfighting. A number of interpersonal conflicts are brewing in the training room, all centering around a handsome young samurai named Sozaburo Kano. The school's stern master can choose to intervene, or to let Kano decide his own path. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Opening Weekend USA:

$9,947, 8 October 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$47,234, 26 November 2000
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Love Among Samurais
14 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

Ïn 1865, in Kyoto, in a period of fights among different clans, Sozaburo Kano (Ryuhei Matsuda) and Hyozo Tashiro (Tadanobu Asano) join a samurai legion to be trained as warriors. The beauty of the manipulative Kano sexually attracts the other men, including high ranking commanders, and he becomes lover of Tashiro.

"Gohatto" is a weird movie for westerns like me, who are not familiarized with Japanese culture. However, it is a beautiful movie, with a stunning music score and a wonderful photography. Although I have not completely understood the plot, specially the conclusion of the story, I found this movie very intriguing and I liked it. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Tabu" (Taboo")


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