The noble Katagiri Harunosuke is both a warrior and a scholar. He is a samurai in the employment of his lord or Daimyo and also a bookworm. His newest and somewhat surprising task is to ...
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The noble Katagiri Harunosuke is both a warrior and a scholar. He is a samurai in the employment of his lord or Daimyo and also a bookworm. His newest and somewhat surprising task is to lead the effort to relocate the lord of the land. He employs and receives assistant from Takamura and Oran to accomplish the task with care and sensitivity.Written by
The film had its Canadian premiere at the Japanese Canadian Film Festival in Toronto in 2020. See more »
Molecule Review: Samurai Shifters / Delightful and Funny History Lesson / 6 Stars
I decided to watch Samurai Shifters despite having no idea about the history of the samurai and yet I came out with a smile on my face as the makers truly took out one aspect of the samurai culture and turned it into a recipe for comedy and history brush-up. It talks about the charge of samurai clan movements that were supposedly necessary as part of war strategy in ancient Japan, but with enough doses of humour through the characters that are unique in their own way. There are a lot of sequences that trigger delight in your heart, and despite presence of a few boring scenes, Samurai Shifters comes full circle at the end, as it pays homage to those who lost their lives during the movements. TN.
(Watched and reviewed at its India premiere at the 3rd Japanese Film Festival of India in Mumbai.)
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