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Warau Iemon (2004)

Having put down his sword and given up the will to fight, the masterless samurai Iemon lives in solitude while being haunted by his violent enigmatic past. Persuaded by a travelling priest ... See full summary »

Director:

Yukio Ninagawa

Writers:

Natsuhiko Kyôgoku (novel), Tomomi Tsutsui (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Toshiaki Karasawa Toshiaki Karasawa ... Iemon
Koyuki ... O-Iwa (Tamiya Iwa)
Teruyuki Kagawa ... Mataichi
Hiroyuki Ikeuchi ... Naosuke
Naomasa Musaka Naomasa Musaka
Hisashi Igawa
Makoto Makoto
Fujiko Fujiko ... Oume (as Reo Matsuo)
Shiho Fujimura
Kippei Shîna ... Ito Kihei
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Masafumi Senô Masafumi Senô
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Storyline

Having put down his sword and given up the will to fight, the masterless samurai Iemon lives in solitude while being haunted by his violent enigmatic past. Persuaded by a travelling priest and a blind masseur he agrees to marry the lady Iwa who's face has been left horribly scarred after a long illness. Their union is cut short when Ito the head of the guard, and one of Iwa's former suitors, begins spreading foul rumours about Iemon driving a wedge between the lovers. The two go their separate ways while still being haunted by the memories of each other and the time they shared. Still harbouring feelings for one another both Iemon and Iwa's worlds are plunged into turmoil resulting in a bloody and dramatic finale. Written by FMaier

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Genres:

Drama | Horror

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

7 February 2004 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Kwaidan - Das Herz des Samurai See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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