The background to and depiction of a watershed battle in Japanese history, at Sekigahara in 1600, when Tokugawa Ieyasu's Army of the East defeated the Army of the West of Ishida Mitsunari. The story includes the intrigues and shifting loyalties of the various retainers, family members, and samurai.Written by
The film was part of the line-up at the Japanese Canadian Film Festival in Toronto in 2018. See more »
Expected more but too lengthy and too slow burning
I expected a lot from this movie. but i was disappointed with so many aspects. you have to really pay close attention to the narrative because there were so many characters crammed in that i found it difficult to keep track of who was who.
the build-up to the climax was very slow and you would need a lot of patience for a movie which is 2 hrs 30 mins. when it came, the climax was anti-climactic as far as i am concerned.
the best thing about the movie is the cinematography. lush green bamboo forests, the scenery are visual delights and deserve extra stars.
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