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Slaughter in the Snow (1973)

Mushukunin mikogami no jôkichi: Tasogare ni senko ga tonda (original title)
Unrated | | Action | 1973 (Japan)
In feudal Japan, women are vulnerable, in need of protection, and capable of deception. Jokichi of Mikogami, a drifter, has not yet fully revenged the death of his wife and son. He searches... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Hajime Araki
Kai Atô
Takamori Gen
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Jokichi of Mikogami
Toshio Hosoi
Renji Ishibashi
Kusuo Kita
Akiyoshi Kitaura
Hachirô Misumi
Hirasawa Nabuo
Setsuko Ogawa
Michiyo Ohkusu ...
(as Michiyo Yasuda)
Tamotsu Tamura
Kôji Tsutsui
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In feudal Japan, women are vulnerable, in need of protection, and capable of deception. Jokichi of Mikogami, a drifter, has not yet fully revenged the death of his wife and son. He searches for Kunisada Chuji, who in turn has hired the knife-throwing Windmill Kobunji to kill him. Kobunji and Jokichi meet in the winter, near Sasago Pass, when both have rescued women: Jokichi has saved the lute-playing Oyae whose clan and whose lover want her dead; Kobunji has rescued Oharu, a well-born woman married to an innkeeper. Is this rescue a whim or something deeper? And why does Jokichi become the consumptive Kobunji's protector? What ultimately will Jokichi do about Oyae? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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