Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai
Japan, 2012, 128 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Asian, Drama, Foreign, Historical/Period
Language: Japanese English Sub-Titles
NOW PLAYING through Wednesday, October 31st at Denver FilmCenter/Colfax
Digital presentation - Revenge, honor and disgrace collide when a samurai's request to commit ritual suicide leads to a tense showdown with his feudal lord.
From visionary auteur Takashi Miike (13 ASSASSINS) comes the story of a mysterious samurai who arrives at the doorstep of his feudal lord, requesting an honorable death by ritual suicide in his courtyard. The lord threatens him with the brutal tale of Motome, a desperate young ronin who made a similar request with ulterior motives, only to meet a grisly end. Undaunted, the samurai begins to tell a story of his own, with an ending no one could see coming. With stunning cinematography and gripping performances, HARA-KIRI: DEATH OF A SAMURAI is a thrilling exploration of revenge, honor, and individuality in the face of oppressive power.
DIRECTOR: Takashi Miike
Principal Cast: Ebizo Ichikawa, Eita, Hikari Mitsushima, Naoto Takenaka, Munetaka Aoki, Takashi Sasano, Baijaku Nakamura, Koji Yakusho
US Distributor: Tribeca Film