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Mibu gishi den (2002)

Not Rated | | Drama | 18 January 2003 (Japan)
A samurai goes to extraordinary lengths to provide for his family.

Director:

Yôjirô Takita

Writers:

Jirô Asada (story), Takehiro Nakajima
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kiichi Nakai ... Kanichiro Yoshimura
Kôichi Satô Kôichi Satô ... Hajime Saitô
Yui Natsukawa Yui Natsukawa ... Shizu / Mitsu
Takehiro Murata Takehiro Murata ... Chiaki Ono
Miki Nakatani ... Nui
Yûji Miyake Yûji Miyake ... Jiroemon Ono
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Masayoshi Haneda
Yoshinori Hiruma Yoshinori Hiruma ... Shinpachi Nagakura
Keisuke Horibe Keisuke Horibe ... Yasunoshin Shinohara
Atsushi Itô Atsushi Itô ... Young Chiaki Ono
Hideaki Itô ... Yoshinobu Tokugawa
Ryo Kase ... Shûhei Kondô (as Ryô Kase)
Momo Nakayama Momo Nakayama ... Young Mitsu Yoshimura
Eugene Nomura ... Toshizô Hijikata
Ayumu Saitô Ayumu Saitô ... Kashitaro Itô
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Storyline

Kanichiro Yoshimura is a Samurai and Family man who can no longer support his wife and children on the the low pay he receives from his small town clan, he is forced by the love for his family to leave for the city in search of higher pay to support them. In his search he joins a notorious clan, known as the Shinsengumi where he does as much as possible to get money. Looked at as a money grubber,Yoshimura proves his strength physically and mentally by being loyal to his honor. During the dramatic period, with the rise of the Emperor and the fall of the Shogun. Yoshimura shows us the struggle of life in a personal way, by changing the lives of the people he meets and the way life is looked at. Written by C. Maginnis

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

18 January 2003 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

A Última Espada See more »

Filming Locations:

Nanbu, Aomori, Japan See more »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(heavily cut)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The character Yoshimura Kanichiro is from the north of Japan (around the present day Iwate prefecture). Thus he speaks with a strong accent. See more »

Quotes

Hajime Saitô: Not much to look at, huh? I don't like beautiful women. Women called 'beautiful' disgust me. After all, none of us is more than a sack of shit.
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Great movie
4 February 2004 | by a18221See all my reviews

A great movie about samurais, full of historical details and deep feelings, is a story of a brave samurai that put´s love and family first.But when samurai code and family mixed together, emerges a number of moral questions like honor and loyalty and how thin is the line that separates the traitor from the hero.Society in hour days seems different but people still use political and religion arguments to convince others to serve their thirst for power.On the end what really matters is love and some of us learn that by the hard way.

;) "A must see masterpiece"


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