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I Went To (2000)

Dora-heita (original title)
New magistrate cleans up a corrupt town in his own comic Samurai way.

Director:

Kon Ichikawa

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Akira Kurosawa (screenplay), Keisuke Kinoshita (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kôji Yakusho ... Mochizuki Koheita, aka Dora-Heita
Yûko Asano Yûko Asano ... Kosei
Tsurutarô Kataoka Tsurutarô Kataoka ... Yasukawa Hanzô
Ryûdô Uzaki Ryûdô Uzaki ... Senba Gijûrô
Hideji Ôtaki Hideji Ôtaki ... Imamura Kamon
Saburô Ishikura Saburô Ishikura ... Tomoe no Tajû
Bunta Sugawara ... Nadanamiya Hachirobe, aka Daikashi no Nadahachi
Renji Ishibashi ... Saibei
Shigeru Kôyama Shigeru Kôyama ... Honda Ikki
Takeshi Katô Takeshi Katô ... Uchijima Toneri
Isao Bitô Isao Bitô ... Ichikawa Rokuzaemon
Tsuyoshi Ujiki Tsuyoshi Ujiki ... Nakai Katsunosuke
Kyôko Kishida ... Anegofû no Onna
Noboru Mitani Noboru Mitani ... Ochiai Mondonoshô
Nekohachi Edoya Nekohachi Edoya ... Mokubei
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Samurai Koheita Mochizuki, who goes by the nickname Dora-Heita, meaning "alley cat" or "playboy," pretends to be an alcoholic magistrate but is in actuality an envoy from the daimyo sent to clean up the corrupt and lawless town. His task is complicated by the unexpected arrival of his mistress Kosei. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Country:

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Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

13 September 2001 (USA) See more »

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I Went To See more »

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Remake of Machibugyô nikki: Tekka botan (1959) See more »

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Neither fish nor fowl
8 January 2008 | by edchin2006See all my reviews

Because a film may have some comedic elements it does not make it a comedy or even a funny movie. We often have amusing scenes to "break the tension" in "serious" ventures. This was neither of the above - not a comedy; not a "serious" film.

Nor was this a Chambara film. There was swordplay, but the artistry of the blade was missing; and, there was but one scene where steel was drawn.

So, we are left with a story of a sheriff who comes to town, and cleans the place up. I mean Samurai. It's your typical Eastern-Western that holds no surprises and our hero never needs to reload his blade.

It could be that the collaboration of four of Japan's greatest directors makes this film a bit of this and a bit of that and a lot of disappointment.


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